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Carter Skaggs joins Cougar Basketball team
August 18, 2017

carter skaggs wsu basketball recruit PULLMAN, Wash. – Carter Skaggs, a Junior college transfer and talented 3-point shooter, has signed a Financial Aid Agreement to join the WSU men’s basketball program beginning fall 2017, WSU Coach Ernie Kent announced Thursday.

Enjoying leading in the midst of seismic flux
March 10, 2011



PULLMAN – John Fraire’s world is in seismic flux – restructuring of his division, doctoral thesis deadlines, changing student demographics, enrollment growth expectations and, like everyone else, budget cuts. But despite the demanding challenge, he’s enjoying it.


Seven months ago, WSU President Elson S. Floyd announced a major reorganization of the university’s management structure to help reduce costs and deal with ongoing cuts in state funding. The plan eliminated three vice president positions and consolidated five administrative divisions into two. For most employees that was an alteration in the org chart, a change in view from … » More …

Band leader’s recruitment efforts a resounding success
October 1, 2004

Don Hower, director of the Cougar Marching Band, has a lot to be proud of. Not only has he brought band participation up from 65 students in 1991 to today’s 240, but he does his job with the help of just three people — compared to some Pac-10 schools with staffs of 20 or more in their marching band.“Don Hower has a great understanding of what a nationally visible band and athletics department needs to be,” said Erich Lear, interim dean for the College of Liberal Arts. “He is enormously valuable — he knows how to recruit students!” Initially, Hower found that WSU was not … » More …

Faculty phone recruiting returns
March 5, 2004

WSU is redoubling its efforts to attract high-achieving students by bringing back the faculty phone-a-thon, which will continue through March 11. “We had done a faculty phone-a-thon for many, many years,” said Wendy Peterson, WSU director of admissions. But it had been on hiatus for the past two years while the university and faculty directed efforts toward recruiting students via the new Regents Scholars program. “Some faculty prefer Regents Scholars recruiting, which they can do on their own time,” said Kim Mueller, telecounseling coordinator/admissions counselor for WSU. “But other faculty missed the phone-a-thon. They liked the big-group effort and having others there to support them.” … » More …

Business grads get internship/career boost
September 22, 2003

Business graduates at Washington State University now have another valuable resource to help them land quality, high-paying jobs: a new director of placement and recruiting position in the College of Business and Economics.Janel Lang, the college’s former recruitment and retention director, was named to the new office, effective at the start of fall semester.”We want to do more to place our graduates in good, high-paying jobs,” said CBE Dean Len Jessup. “It is important to our students, it is important to the companies who partner with us, and it is essential if we are to provide the ‘best undergraduate experience in a research university’ as … » More …