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Feb. 19: Governing in polarized times discussed at capitol
February 17, 2016

Divided stateOLYMPIA, Wash. – “Governing Washington in Polarized Times” will be discussed by a panel in a free, public presentation at 11:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19, in the Cherberg ABC Meeting Room at the Washington State Capitol. The event is hosted by the Washington State University Foley Institute with Secretary of State Kim Wyman’s office.

Provost’s perspective: No government shutdown at WSU
June 18, 2015

By Dan Bernardo, provost and executive vice president

Bernardo-2013PULLMAN, Wash. – As members of the Washington State Legislature continue to work through the details of next biennium’s budget, there has been some media coverage around what happens if lawmakers are unable to complete their work by July 1.

Video: President, senators discuss higher ed funding
November 21, 2014

inside-olympiaOLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington State University President Elson S. Floyd was interviewed on the Nov. 20 edition of TVW’s “Inside Olympia” program, along with state Sens. Barbara Bailey and Jeanne Kohl-Welles.

Oct. 15: WSU, EWU students host legislative candidate forum
October 8, 2014

candidate-forumSPOKANE, Wash. – A free, public, legislative candidate forum will be 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Nursing Building, Room 105, at Washington State University Spokane. Coffee and refreshments will be served 4:30-5 p.m.

President’s blog: Lawmakers deliver for students, biofuels
March 18, 2014

perspectives-2012-120pPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington lawmakers are heading home after successfully completing their 2014 session on time. Their supplemental budget includes several critical provisions that will directly benefit students at Washington State University and throughout the state, and I thank them for that.

UW, WSU Spokane announce plans for medical education growth
September 12, 2013

SPOKANE, Wash. – WSU Spokane and the University of Washington School of Medicine  will jointly ask legislators to allocate the money needed to fund 40 new permanent medical education seats in Spokane over a four-year period.

Paul G. Ramsey, M.D., CEO of UW Medicine and Dean of the UW School of Medicine (UWSOM) and WSU Spokane Chancellor Lisa Brown announced that goal Wednesday at the Greater Spokane Incorporated annual meeting at the Spokane Convention Center.

Ramsey says the larger classes would fulfill a very real need for physicians in Northwest communities.

“The Washington WWAMI program turns away many qualified students despite the large unmet need … » More …

WSU commits to 4 percent raises for faculty, AP staff
July 24, 2013

PULLMAN, Wash. – The state Legislature’s reinvestment in higher education this past session provides a multitude of opportunities for Washington State University in teaching, research and engagement, and we are grateful. One critical area that was not addressed in this biennial budget, however, was faculty and staff salaries.

 Read all of WSU President Elson S. Floyd’s Perspectives column at

Regents hear report on budget, tuition
April 29, 2009

The Board of Regents heard reports on the recently passed state higher education budget and the university’s upcoming budget-reduction plan at a special meeting held Wednesday.

The Washington Legislature has approved a biennial budget that includes a net reduction of $54.16 million, or 10.38 percent, in WSU’s state allocation for the biennium. It is built on the assumption of a 14 percent increase in resident undergraduate tuition in each of the two years. As a result, for the 2009-2010 academic year, resident undergraduate tuition would increase $870, from $6,218 to $7,088.

President Elson S. Floyd briefed the board on the process that the university has followed … » More …