Board members are expected to vote on funding for several construction projects, including the demolition of Johnson Hall on the Pullman campus, and a $15 million renovation of the Phase One Building in Spokane.
Regents kick off a two-day retreat in Seattle on June 3. Discussions of the OneWSU system structure as well as what developments WSU Health Sciences Spokane will see in the coming years, among other topics, will be discussed.
Regents are expected to set tuition rates for the 2021–2022 academic year, review designs for WSU Vancouver’s new Life Sciences Building, and consider revised athletics budgets and financial planning, among other actions.
The naming of the football field inside Martin Stadium and halting the use of SAT and ACT test scores in the admissions process were among the actions taken by the WSU Board of Regents during its meeting on Friday, March 12.
Years of scholarship has demonstrated significant issues of bias with standardized testing. Instead of using these scores, admissions officers will rely on metrics that better reflect a potential student’s ability to succeed.
Members are expected to take action on several issues including discontinuing required use of the SAT and ACT in the admissions process and one‑time revisions to select mandatory fees for the 2020–21 academic year.