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Leadership training series to begin Sept. 1
August 18, 2010

The 2010-11 Leadership Training Workshop Series, designed for new department chairs, school directors and other university leaders, is slated to begin Sept. 1.


This year’s series includes 10 workshops, 90 minutes in length each, that are scheduled from Sept. 1-March 24. The workshops are are offered both via classroom and via WSU Videoconferencing Services.


The university provides the series annually for faculty and staff members. Two of the major goals of the series are to:

train new university leaders to deal with the issues they will face in their jobs

help experienced … » More …

International magazine ranks researcher among ‘Power 25’
February 10, 2010


PULLMAN – Dr. Bruce Becker, founder of the National Aquatics and Sports Medicine Institute based at WSU, is one of the “Power 25” leaders recognized this month by “Aquatics International” magazine.

Becker is a research professor in the department of educational leadership and counseling psychology, home to WSU’s kinesiology programs.

“From producing ground-breaking research to changing safety standards, these industry leaders are pushing the envelope and striving to reinvent aquatics,” said the magazine’s editors.

Becker’s childhood experience with polio introduced him to the therapeutic effects of aquatics, the magazine said in … » More …

WSU Tri-Cities students meet Rev. Jesse Jackson
March 26, 2008

RICHLAND – Rev. Jesse Jackson is scheduled to meet at noon Thursday, March 27, with student leaders from WSU Tri-Cities and Columbia Basin College.
The conversation with about 50 students is on the WSU Tri-Cities campus in Room 120 of the Consolidated Information Center, 2770 University Drive, Richland.

The by-invitation session is sponsored by four WSU Tri-Cities student organizations: the Multicultural Club, the Associated Students of WSU Tri-Cities, the Hear Here Club and the Psychology Club.
Jackson is president of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, a social justice organization, and is known worldwide as a civil rights leader and a … » More …

WSU program aims to prepare leaders
January 25, 2008

PULLMAN – In the face of growing community college enrollment and the pending retirements of many college administrators, WSU will allow students who enroll in its Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program to specialize in community college leadership.

The new program is designed to appeal to those who work in community colleges or are interested in moving into administrative positions in that setting.

Community college administrators face special challenges, said Associate Professor Kelly Ward, who is coordinating the program. Their funding structures are different and their schools have a dual mission, some students are seeking career training while others are using the community college … » More …

First Power Breakfast held in Spokane
September 26, 2006

PULLMAN – The Washington State University College of Business will hold its first Power Breakfast in Spokane on Oct. 19. The breakfast will take place at The Davenport Hotel and will feature guest speaker Harold Gilkey, chairman and CEO of Sterling Financial Corporation.Gilkey has served as Chairman and CEO of Sterling Financial Corporation since its inception, and served as Chairman and CEO of Sterling Savings Bank from 1981 until October 2003. He began his banking career with 12 years at Bank of America, and held several positions with Old National Bancoporation before co-founding Sterling Savings in 1981. Gilkey received his degree in Business Administration from … » More …

Power Breakfast series in Seattle and Spokane
August 23, 2006

The Washington State University College of Business announced its 2006-2007 Power Breakfast lineup. Now in its third year, the series continues to inform, inspire and engage WSU alumni and regional business leaders on topics of entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership.The first Power Breakfast will be held during WSU Week in Seattle on Sep. 15, at The Seattle Sheraton Hotel & Towers and will feature speaker Robert J. Herbold, executive VP and COO (retired), Microsoft Corporation, and managing director, Herbold Group, LLC. Herbold’s speech “Will the USA Continue to Be the Global Industrial Leader?” focuses on America’s position as a global industrial leader and globalization’s impact on … » More …

Global education forum features 16 African leaders
November 12, 2004

Sixteen African leaders representing higher education and the four major African regional telecommunications regulatory authorities will meet 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, in FSHN T-101 to take part in a discussion about opportunities for mutually beneficial collaboration with Washington State University faculty. The visitors are from several African nations, including Tanzania, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Kenya, Uganda, Senegal, Ethiopia, Malawi, Rwanda and Nigeria.Members of the WSU community are invited to take part in this unique opportunity for collaboration in global higher education. The two-hour forum will highlight lessons learned from the NetTel@Africa initiative. This case study illustrates the power of higher education partnerships to create … » More …

FFA leaders on campus
May 16, 2002

The 72nd Annual Future Farmers of America Leadership Conference for Washington is on campus this week, May 16 – 19. The College of Agriculture and Home Economics will host some 2,500 high school students (grades 9 – 12), teachers and parents from almost 200 schools throughout the state. This conference attracts students to WSU to participate in many leadership workshops and competitive events, including public speaking, sales, marketing, job interview, food science, communications, parliamentary procedure, extemporaneous speaking, meat science and animal science. Evening sessions in Beasley Coliseum include featured speakers, award presentations, and entertainment from the many talented students attending this convention.If you have any … » More …