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Sept. 7: How racial change will affect election, country
August 31, 2016

David-DomkeSEATTLE – “Tectonic social change” means that the November U.S. presidential election will “define this nation for generations,” according to author David Domke. He will be the featured speaker at a sold-out annual lunch Sept. 7 for the William D. Ruckelshaus Center.

Ruckelshaus recipient of Presidential Medal of Freedom
November 17, 2015

RuckelshausWASHINGTON – William Ruckelshaus, chair of the board of a conflict resolution center named for him at Washington State University/University of Washington, joins Barbra Streisand, Willie Mays and others as recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor.

Ruckelshaus Center to be featured at TRIDEC lunch
December 2, 2008

KENNEWICK, Wash. – William D. Ruckelshaus, the first administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, will head a list of luminaries who will discuss collaborative problem solving and the services provided by the William D. Ruckelshaus Center. The discussion will take place at the Tri-City Development Council Membership Luncheon at 11:30 a.m., Dec. 9, at the Three Rivers Convention Center.

Ruckelshaus currently serves on a variety of boards and as strategic director with Madrona Venture Group, a Seattle-based investment company. He chairs the Ruckelshaus Center, which was named in his honor by WSU’s and the University of Washington’s regents.

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Ruckelshaus urges graduates to become forces for change
December 11, 2006

PULLMAN–William D. Ruckelshaus, who has compiled an impressive record of public service at the highest levels of government, urged Washington State University  graduates to become positive forces for political  change during his commencement address on the Pullman campus Saturday.”What really must commence today is your journey as a citizen  your willingness to change and bring our leaders with you,” said Ruckelshaus, who was the first head of the Environmental Protection Agency, headed the Federal Bureau of Investigation and served as U.S. deputy attorney general.”Your responsibility is to be a good citizen. Your willing embrace of your responsibility to help guide our country’s future and its … » More …

Ruckelshaus to speak at Dec. 9 commencement
November 9, 2006

PULLMAN-– Williams D. Ruckelshaus will speak at Washington State University’s fall 2006 commencement set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 in Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum.Ruckelshaus is well known for his service at the highest levels of federal government by presidential appointment. In the 1970s, he was the first head of the Environmental Protection Agency. In the 1980s, he again led the EPA. He has been acting director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Deputy Attorney General.Last month, WSU and the University of Washington, the state’s two research universities, renamed its joint policy consensus center, created in 2004, to honor Ruckelshaus. The William D. … » More …

WSU-UW policy consensus center renamed
October 24, 2006

Bill Ruckelshaus believes that the best approach to tackling tough policy issues is more democracy, in other words informing and involving more people in addressing the issues that affect their lives.In 2003, Ruckelshaus worked with the presidents of Washington State University and the University of Washington not only to establish a joint program to apply their resources to addressing contentious public policy issues, but to provide funding for its launch.  Originally named the WSU-UW Policy Consensus Center, its mission is to act as a neutral resource for collaborative problem solving by bringing the capabilities of the two research universities to bear on policy issues.At a … » More …

Salmon recovery and democracy discussed
October 14, 2005

The success of local decision-making in salmon recovery in Washington will be the topic of a campuswide lecture by William D. Ruckelshaus, the first and fifth administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and current chairman of the Washington Salmon Recovery Funding Board.“There is a massive experiment in democracy going on in our state, and it involves salmon and their survival,” said Ruckelshaus, who now lives in Seattle. “We are leaving it up to the people who share habitat with the fish to decide how to help them recover, and it is working.”Ruckelshaus’ lecture, “Salmon Recovery: A New Application of Democracy,” will run from 2-4 … » More …