In her speech, Elizabeth Chilton recalled agreeing to join WSU without setting foot in Eastern Washington. She and her family were immediately welcomed with support from the university and Pullman communities.
During her tenure as VP for finance and administration and CFO, WSU turned a $30 million annual operating deficit into a nearly $30 million surplus in 2020. A national search for her replacement will be conducted.
WSU President Kirk Schulz spent much of his State of the University address Tuesday outlining steps that were being taken to help the university emerge as the best possible place to learn, work, and conduct research.