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Tuition partnerships make online MBA more accessible
March 2, 2017

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

PULLMAN, Wash. – Two new tuition assistance programs with Chick-fil-A, headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., and Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, based in Pullman, are making the Washington State University online MBA degree programs more affordable for the companies’ team members and their families.

First open forum sparks good conversation
July 15, 2015

Perspectives-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – I want to thank all those who joined our first open forum on the Pullman campus on Monday. Nearly 100 faculty, staff and graduate students attended – not bad for a sunny July afternoon.

Students win tuition awards at Tri-Cities academic challenge
February 25, 2015

By Jeffrey Dennison, WSU Tri-Cities

crimson-challengeRICHLAND, Wash. – Seven area high school students won as much as $6,000 toward tuition for placing first in practical exams during the recent Crimson Academic Challenge at Washington State University Tri-Cities.

President’s blog: Lawmakers deliver for students, biofuels
March 18, 2014

perspectives-2012-120pPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington lawmakers are heading home after successfully completing their 2014 session on time. Their supplemental budget includes several critical provisions that will directly benefit students at Washington State University and throughout the state, and I thank them for that.

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 …

Regents to meet Friday
May 4, 2009

SPOKANE– The Board of Regents of WSU will consider tuition and fee levels for the upcoming biennium at its regularly scheduled meeting to be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 8 in Room 241 of the Academic Center on the WSU Spokane campus.


The board held a special meeting last week to discuss the higher education budget for the upcoming biennium, which includes a 14 percent increase in undergraduate resident tuition for each of the two years.


The regents will hold committee meetings Thursday afternoon at the Academic Center.

While in Spokane, board members also will participate in the dedication of the … » More …

WSU addresses questions about cuts, tuition
May 1, 2009

During what he called the most difficult day in his 15 years of serving as a president of universities, WSU President Elson S. Floyd on Friday answered questions with Provost Warwick Bayly in a press conference and a later public session about the preliminary budget-reduction plan announced earlier in the day.

Floyd said the plan would eliminate 165 vacant positions and 206 that are filled across the statewide WSU system. But because the plan is preliminary, no one will receive official notice of termination until June 1 at the earliest.

Until June 1, the university is encouraging staff, faculty and students to … » More …

Regents hear report on budget, tuition
April 29, 2009

The Board of Regents heard reports on the recently passed state higher education budget and the university’s upcoming budget-reduction plan at a special meeting held Wednesday.

The Washington Legislature has approved a biennial budget that includes a net reduction of $54.16 million, or 10.38 percent, in WSU’s state allocation for the biennium. It is built on the assumption of a 14 percent increase in resident undergraduate tuition in each of the two years. As a result, for the 2009-2010 academic year, resident undergraduate tuition would increase $870, from $6,218 to $7,088.

President Elson S. Floyd briefed the board on the process that the university has followed … » More …