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Recent works join distinguished gallery
September 8, 2008

Portraits of the three most recent past presidents have joined those of earlier WSU chief executives on display across campus.


Private funds paid for the paintings of V. Lane Rawlins and Samuel H. Smith. The portrait of Glenn Terrell was donated by Glenn and Gail Terrell.


 Portraits of other past presidents, and their locations, include: E. A. Bryan, Bryan Hall; Ernest O. Holland, Holland Library; Wilson Compton, Compton Union Building; and C. Clement French, French Administration Building. There are no portraits of George Lilley and John E. Heston, who each served brief tenures just after the university’s founding.


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Rawlins presides at final Pullman commencement
May 5, 2007

PULLMAN – Washington State University President V. Lane Rawlins urged graduates to discover their own truths and live by them as he presided at his final Pullman commencement ceremonies Saturday as the university’s president.Rawlins, who has served as WSU president for seven years, is retiring. Elson S. Floyd, formerly the president of the University of Missouri system, will assume the presidency May 21.Rawlins told graduates that “I feel a little like I am graduating with you,” reflecting on his 52 years as a student, faculty member and administrator in higher education. He said that in those years he had learned the importance of discussion about … » More …

Rawlins farewell week set for May 15-19
April 13, 2007

WSU will bid its formal farewell to President V. Lane Rawlins at a dinner and receptions across the state May 15-19. Find a calendar of events and make reservations for the May 15 dinner ONLINE @ A calendar of events will be in the May 11 issue of WSU Today, as well.

WSU Vancouver prepares for commencement
April 12, 2007

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Washington State University Vancouver will honor the 740 members of the class of 2007 at the annual commencement ceremony, May 12 at 1 p.m. at The Amphitheater at Clark County in Vancouver. This eighteenth class from WSU Vancouver is the largest ever, with 590 undergraduates and 150 graduate students. The guest speak will be V. Lane Rawlins, President of Washington State University, scheduled to retire in June. The ceremony is expected to last approximately 90 to 120 minutes long, in the outdoor setting of the Amphitheater. Tickets are not required. Rehearsal is planned for 3 p.m., May 11, also at the Amphitheater … » More …

Rawlins dialogue available Friday online
March 22, 2007

President V. Lane Rawlins, in his public dialogue on March 22, told faculty and staff that support for WSU and its statewide mission is building. “From Prosser to Seattle to the urban campuses in Tri-Cities, Spokane and Vancouver,” Rawlins said, “there is a palpable excitement in the air as people embrace WSU’s mission as a statewide entity delivering services to many different sectors.”Rawlins said this year’s budget and legislative session both emphasize how, as a university, WSU is no longer confined to one location. Just as Bryan Hall and Johnson Hall are individual places working under the same WSU leadership, so too are the WSU … » More …

Employee gift drive on through May 15
March 22, 2007

WSU’s annual faculty and staff gift drive is under way, emphasizing the potential impact of more than 7,100 employees making a gift of any size to the university. For YOUR WSU! – Faculty and Staff Drive 2007 will continue through May 15.“This gift drive is special because it makes a strong statement to our students, supporters and the state of Washington about the deep commitment that the faculty and staff, working together, have for this great institution of higher learning,” said Ron Mittelhammer, Regents professor and director of the School of Economic Sciences.Participation is the key.“It’s not the size of the gift that is important, … » More …

Rawlins and alumnus Mark A. Suwyn to speak
March 6, 2007

Pullman – Washington State University President V. Lane Rawlins and Mark A. Suwyn (pictured), a WSU alumnus and NewPage Corp. chairman of the board and chief executive officer, will address graduates during the university’s 111th spring commencement on May 5. Held in WSU’s Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum, Rawlins will address graduates during 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. ceremonies. Suwyn  will speak to those graduating during the 11:30 a.m. ceremony. Rawlins will confer degrees during all ceremonies. It will be the final commencement for Rawlins as the university’s ninth president. He took office in June 2000 and will serve through June of this year, when Elson … » More …

New locations for President’s and Provost’s Dialogues
January 17, 2007

The dates and locations have been determined for the spring semester dialogues for President V. Lane Rawlins and Provost and Executive Vice President Robert Bates. All dialogues are for WSU faculty, staff and students. The Provost’s Dialogue will be held at the Museum of Art at noon on Tuesday, February 20.Before or after that dialogue, participants are welcome to view the 30-year retrospective show of paintings by Gaylen Hansen, an internationally known Palouse artist and WSU professor emeritus.The President’s Dialogue will be held at Todd Hall Dining Room, Room 268, at noon on Thursday, March 22.The calendar of dialogues and a link to the online … » More …

Employee recognition event slated for Dec. 7
October 27, 2006

WSU Vancouver honors employee service milestonesVANCOUVER, Wash.  Washington State University Vancouver will host an employee recognition breakfast Dec. 7 for eighteen staff members to recognize service milestones at the University in 2006. Chancellor Hal Dengerink and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs Bruce Romanish will give a brief presentation to kick off the breakfast.The breakfast is a part of the launch of a substantially expanded WSU Employee Recognition Program, initiated at the Pullman campus by WSU President V. Lane Rawlins to recognize and support the contributions of WSU employees in fulfilling the university’s mission. As part of the expanded university-wide program, an event recognizing staff service … » More …