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WSU addresses questions about cuts, tuition
May 1, 2009

During what he called the most difficult day in his 15 years of serving as a president of universities, WSU President Elson S. Floyd on Friday answered questions with Provost Warwick Bayly in a press conference and a later public session about the preliminary budget-reduction plan announced earlier in the day.

Floyd said the plan would eliminate 165 vacant positions and 206 that are filled across the statewide WSU system. But because the plan is preliminary, no one will receive official notice of termination until June 1 at the earliest.

Until June 1, the university is encouraging staff, faculty and students to … » More …

WSU announces preliminary budget-reduction plan
May 1, 2009

Article by James Tinney, WSU News Service

Photos by Bob Hubner, WSU Photo Services



WSU will cut about 370 jobs, eliminate several academic programs and reorganize some administrative units as part of its preliminary plan to reduce its budget by 10.38 percent or about $54 million for the upcoming biennium.

The job losses will be felt on all four of the university’s campuses and on research and extension units statewide. Of those jobs, 165 represent unfilled positions; the remaining 206 jobs are filled and will be eliminated. The university employs more than 6,200 people statewide.

A complete unit-by-unit breakdown … » More …

Coach Ken Bone introduced to WSU and media
April 8, 2009

Photos by Robert Hubner, WSU Photo Services


Ken Bone, WSU’s new men’s basketball head coach, was introduced to the university and media Tuesday at a press conference in the Camp Room at the Bohler Athletic Complex.


“Ken’s arrival to WSU completes a search that, although just a week in duration, was an extensive one,” WSU Athletic Director Jim Sterk. “We interviewed exceptional candidates for the position and at the conclusion of the process I determined that Ken was the best person to lead our basketball program. Throughout his coaching career, Ken has a track record of leading programs to … » More …