Tom Brigham

WSU Emeritus Society taking form

Photo: From left to right, Walt Butcher, Paul and Alice Schroeder, Jim Short. An estimated 100 retired faculty live in Pullman and continue their involvement in academic activities, according to Tom Brigham, executive assistant to the president for faculty relations. Brigham recently coordinated a planning meeting (see related article) with the goal of creating an […]

Emeritus Society gets organized

Eighteen retired faculty recently met to discuss and plan the creation of the Emeritus Society at WSU Pullman. “The group strongly supported creating an organization for retired faculty who wish to remain actively involved with the university,” said Tom Brigham, executive assistant to the president for faculty relations. “Seven volunteered to form an organizing committee.” […]

Faculty formula put to the test

Business leaders and lawmakers are leaning on universities statewide to produce more graduates in high demand fields. Those taking up the challenge often receive substantial extra funding. For Washington State University, the question is how best to achieve the goal. At the root of this challenge lies the fact that there aren’t enough homegrown grads […]

Brigham, McSweeney named national association fellows

• The Association for Behavior Analysis has named both Thomas Brigham, psychology professor and special assistant to the president, and Frances McSweeney, vice provost for Faculty Affairs, as ABA Fellows. Because the fellows program began only last year, McSweeney and Brigham are among the first 35 people in the world selected for this status.ABA reserves […]

Survey: Most satisfied with campus climate

The majority of students, faculty and staff at Washington State University feel positive about the campus climate. WSU administrators have drawn this conclusion from the results of a comprehensive survey that the president’s office initiated last spring.Nearly 75 percent of the student respondents say the climate is positive. “Students do in fact value diversity and […]