Awards and honors

• WSU Spokane’s graduate program in interior design ranked ninth in the nation in a recent list released by DesignIntelligence, a bimonthly journal for architecture and design professionals. Rankings are based on surveys of professional design firms.   “The ranking suggests our graduate students are doing extremely well in entry level positions,” said John Turpin, […]

Newell to lead conferencing unit

PULLMAN  – Longtime conference manager Kelly Newell has been named director of Professional Education at WSU.   Newell’s appointment to replace John Thielbahr, who recently retired, was approved by WSU President Elson S. Floyd on Jan. 15.    “I feel very fortunate that we have someone of Kelly’s experience, talents, and work ethic to take […]

Huge hike in students

A 22 percent increase in online students was seen at Distance Degree Programs this fall compared to a year ago. The leap follows six years of 6 percent annual increases. This fall’s 563 new students raised the number of students served from 2,530 to 3,093.   The increase is divided almost evenly between students enrolled […]

Muriel Oaks receives Samuel H. Smith Leadership Award

Muriel Oaks, dean of Distance and Professional Education at Washington State University, received the Samuel H. Smith Leadership Award on Jan. 24.  The award is presented annually by the Association for Faculty Women at WSU to honor an AFW member whose leadership has advanced the role of women at WSU and demonstrated exceptional leadership in […]