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Regent Stone to lead presidential search committee
August 16, 2006

PULLMAN – Rafael Stone, a member of the Washington State University Board of Regents since 2000, will chair the search committee seeking a successor to President V. Lane Rawlins.Rawlins, who has served as WSU’s president since 2000, last month announced that he plans to retire in June 2007.Stone will be joined on the search committee by fellow regents Connie Niva of Everett and Laura Jennings of Seattle. Kenneth Alhadeff, Seattle, the chair of the WSU Board of Regents, will serve on the committee as an ex officio member.“There is no more important task for the Board of Regents than the selection of a president. Clearly, … » More …

Reception to honor presidential award winner
June 7, 2005

A reception to honor Charlena Grimes, academic coordinator for the College of Engineering and Architecture, who recently won the 2004 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring, will be held 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, in the Smith Center for Undergraduate Education in the second floor atrium.Grimes was one of nine individual (and five institutional) recipients nationwide invited to the White House in May to receive the 2004 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM). The award recognizes people who have mentored underrepresented students in science, mathematics and engineering. Grimes is thought to be the first-ever Washington State University recipient.Grimes, with … » More …