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Next president might make over a half million per year

If Washington State University wants a good leader, it’ll have to pay. As the university prepares to replace retiring President V. Lane Rawlins, officials are calculating how much more they will likely have to pay his successor. The university will need to pay more than what it currently pays Rawlins to make the position competitive, said Rafael Stone, WSU Board of Regent […]

Rawlins to deliver University Address

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University President V. Lane Rawlins will discuss the university’s progress and the opportunities for WSU in the next decade when he gives his annual State of the University Address Tuesday, Sept. 26. The speech is open to the public. It will begin at 4:10 p.m. at the Beasley Performing Arts […]

Rawlins to retire June 2007; three goals for final year

PULLMAN – Washington State University President V. Lane Rawlins, who has led his institution’s drive for educational and research excellence for more than six years, announced today, July 28, that he will retire from the post effective June 2007.The ninth president of WSU, Rawlins assumed the presidency in June 2000. He informed the university’s Board of […]

Division of Health Sciences created to realign programs

SPOKANE – Washington State University President V. Lane Rawlins announced today, July 21, that the university is creating a new Division of Health Sciences. The change will realign various academic programs to encourage multidisciplinary work among faculty members working in health-related areas, especially those on the Pullman and Spokane campuses.The new division builds on WSU’s […]

President Rawlins’ dialogue, e-mail message now online

During his recent Dialogue, President V. Lane Rawlins discussed:* the importance of Washington State University to the state.* WSU’s inclusion among the nation’s top research universities with “very high research” activity in the new Carnegie Classifications.* strengthening our undergraduate and graduate programs.* aspects of planning and budgeting.. If you were unable to attend Rawlins’ dialogue, a recorded videostream version […]

Rawlins testifies about where WSU’s headed

WSU President V. Lane Rawlins testified Monday, Jan. 23, before the state Senate Early Learning, K-12 and Higher Education Committee, about “What is WSU? Where are we going?” If you’d like an inside peek at Rawlins’ Powerpoint address and part of the message he is relaying to legislators this spring, go to presentation does […]

Rawlins back and rolling

President V. Lane Rawlins, following his recent ankle surgery, returned to campus Thanksgiving week. And, although his ankle is still in the healing stages, he’s not letting that slow him down. Employing the help of device known as “A Leg Up,” Rawlins is rolling down the hallways of French Administration Building making regular meetings. The […]

Rawlins’ ankle surgery deemed successful

PULLMAN — Washington State University President V. Lane Rawlins is resting in Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after successfully undergoing ankle surgery Wednesday, Oct. 26.The surgery took several hours to complete; it involved fusing and removing bone spurs from Rawlins’ ankle. Family members said that Rawlins will probably remain in the hospital until Saturday.In recent […]

Rawlins talks of progress, cites challenges ahead

Washington State University President V. Lane Rawlins talked about the need for higher education to be “a transforming force in this nation,” during his annual State of the University address delivered Tuesday in Bryan Hall Theatre on the Pullman campus.Rawlins said in his recent discussions with political and business leaders, they have frequently talked about […]