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Universities propose joint budget to Regents
December 3, 2004

For the first time, Washington State University will present to the state Legislature a joint budget proposal developed with the University of Washington.“I’ve never seen two independent universities and boards come together to propose something like this,” said V. Lane Rawlins, WSU president. “We started out with efforts to cooperate to maximize our resources. UW is a good ally for us,” he said.“We recognize our commonality of interest and shared commitment to the state,” added Mark A. Emmert, UW president, while in Pullman late last month for a press conference and joint Board of Regents meeting, as well as the Apple Cup football game.That shared … » More …

Vancouver, Tri-Cities citizens support four-year universities
October 29, 2004

Last spring the state Legislature gave WSU Vancouver, WSU Tri-Cities and the University of Washington branch campuses an assignment: to conduct a study gauging current and future higher-education needs in the areas served by their branch campuses. Now those studies are being reviewed by the WSU Board of Regents. The Legislature stated: “Each branch campus shall examine its instructional programs, costs, research initiatives, student enrollment characteristics and regional context and make a recommendation by Jan. 15, 2005, to the Higher Education Committees of the Senate and House of Representatives for the future evolution of the campus.” It directed the branch campuses to make recommendations concerning: … » More …

Regents approve plan for 18-hole golf course
October 29, 2004

The Washington State University Board of Regents approved a plan Friday, Oct. 22, for construction of a new 18-hole championship golf course and practice facility to replace the university’s current 9-hole course.University administrators said that the course, to be built on a 315-acre site on the Pullman campus, would be a recreational amenity to students, faculty, staff and visitors, while protecting open space. Estimated cost of the golf course and practice facility is $8.4 million. University officials plan to raise private funds to pay for the project.During their regularly scheduled meeting on the Pullman campus, the regents approved the schematic design documents for the golf … » More …

Award to be announced Oct. 22
October 15, 2004

In May, 509 high school juniors throughout the state were nominated for the 2005 Regents Scholars program by their principals. All nominees meeting the program criteria are offered a Crimson Regents Scholarship ($6,000 over two years), with 75 receiving the Silver Regents Scholarship ($8,000, over two years), and 25 receiving the Distinguished Regents Scholarship (four-year scholarship for the full amount of undergraduate resident tuition, mandatory fees, a book stipend, and on-campus housing and board).The Regents Scholars Selection Committee, made up of faculty and staff, has reviewed the nomination forms, academic references, high school transcripts and other materials from this talented group of scholars over the … » More …

Regents approve university’s 2005-07 budget request
September 17, 2004

SEATTLE — The Washington State University Board of Regents approved the university’s joint budget request with the University of Washington at the board’s regularly scheduled meeting Friday (Sept. 10).In the request to the Washington State Legislature, the state’s two research universities join forces to seek more competitive per-student funding, increased support for rising enrollment and $7.1 million over the 2005-2007 biennium to support a new program to encourage university-based research and move it more quickly into the private sector.“I believe this joint budget request sends a strong message about the difficult issues facing our research universities and our unified resolve to help find solutions,” said … » More …

Tribe offers $2.4M to buy lake property, support education
September 17, 2004

Washington State University has reached an agreement to sell Camp Roger Larson to the Coeur d’Alene Tribe for $1.4 million, plus a $1 million fund from the tribe to be paid over five years to WSU to support Native American educational programs.The sales agreement is subject to final approval by the WSU Board of Regents. The agreement will be on the agenda for the regents’ Sept. 10 meeting in Seattle.“I am very pleased with this agreement, and we are looking forward to working with the Coeur d’Alene Tribe on this important initiative,” said WSU President V. Lane Rawlins. Tribal officials … » More …

Regents may discuss budget, union contract
September 3, 2004

The Board of Regents of Washington State University will hold its next meeting at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 10, in the Vashon Room of the Westin Hotel in Seattle. The committees of the board will meet Thursday, Sept. 9, also at the Westin. Major issues on the Regent’s agenda tentatively include the proposed biennial budget and the proposed WSU-Washington Federation of State Employees union contract.

Real Estate Foundation focus of regents, committee
June 24, 2004

The Washington State University Board of Regents Business Affairs and Information Technology Committee and the University Development and University Relations Committee will hold a joint conference call Monday, June 28, from 11-11:30 a.m. in Lighty Student Services Building, Room 401. The purpose of the meeting is to review and discuss the WSU Real Estate Foundation.

President’s salary brought in line with region
May 7, 2004

The Board of Regents of Washington State University approved a new employment agreement with President V. Lane Rawlins May 7. The agreement will raise Rawlins’ base salary to $300,000 per year beginning June 1.Rawlins currently earns a base salary of $254,065 per year. He became president of Washington State University in June 2000.The agreement will also increase the money that the university will pay into the president’s deferred compensation plan from $50,000 to $110,000 annually, beginning in 2004-2005. Rawlins will also continue to receive $40,000 annually in a retention plan. All of the money for Rawlins’ compensation comes from university funds.During the regents’ regularly scheduled … » More …

Hoping for a bumper crop of regents scholars
April 23, 2004

Only two weeks remain for high school principals throughout the state to nominate their top academic junior students for Washington State University’s prestigious Regents Scholarship, and a host of departments and faculty are hoping for a bumper crop of potential Cougar recruits with exceptional academic records.Last year, principals submitted 468 nominations, with 188 students ultimately choosing WSU. This year, the university put out an aggressive and orchestrated effort to encourage the state’s high schools to submit the names of their top students. In addition, efforts are under way to increase the number of Regents Scholars and other top students who ultimately enroll at WSU by … » More …