President’s blog: Lawmakers deliver for students, biofuels

PULLMAN, 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

    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 […]

Regents to meet Friday

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 […]

WSU addresses questions about cuts, tuition

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 […]

Regents hear report on budget, tuition

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 […]

Regents to meet Friday at WSU Vancouver

PULLMAN – A variety of building and infrastructure improvement projects will be on the agenda for approval when the Board of Regents of WSU meets Friday (Feb.1) at the WSU Vancouver campus. The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Room 129 of the Administration Building. The agenda for the meeting is available at […]

WSU expands scholarship programs for Fall 2007

PULLMAN — Washington State University has announced a broad expansion of its scholarship and grant awards, including full payment of tuition and mandatory fees for all low-income and lower middle-income in-state students and an increased pool for merit scholarships. Dubbed the Cougar Achievement Scholarship Program 2007, the program establishes the new Cougar Commitment and expands […]

Smaller tuition hikes urged by state board

The state’s Higher Education Coordinating Board is proposing that tuition increases at Washington State University and the University of Washington be smaller in the fall of 2007. At the UW and WSU, tuition covered about 33 percent of the cost of each student’s education in 1992. Today, it represents 52 percent. For the full article, […]

WSU in the news

WSU is currently featured in several regional newspapers on various topics, including: * UW wants 20 percent funding increase or ability to raise its own tuition. To see the article, click on the following URL link to The Seattle Times,* Applications to Washington universities down by 9 percent. For the full article, go to The […]