WSU President Kirk Schulz has provided an update on the ongoing efforts to reduce WSU’s budget in the face of declining state revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a letter Wednesday to the WSU community, President Kirk Schulz provided a roadmap for Fall 2020, outlining how the university plans to adjust operations for the safety of its students, faculty and staff.
The review cited the righting of the university’s finances, the realization of ambitious plans for health education in Spokane, and Schulz’s public accessibility, as chief accomplishments.
The decision was made in conjunction with WSU President Kirk Schulz. Meetings will be held online in keeping with physical distancing guidelines.
Among other things, WSU will use a phone app to help with critically important contact tracing in the event of positive COVID-19 tests involving students, faculty or staff this fall, WSU President Kirk Schulz announced Friday during the university’s fifth online town hall.
The virtual event will be broadcast live beginning at 11 a.m. on YouTube. Questions can be submitted ahead of time using an online submission form.
The Board voted to establish a Bachelor of Science in Viticulture and Enology degree as well as a Master of Science in Kinesiology degree at their virtual meeting on May 8.
All members of the WSU community, including students, parents, faculty and staff, are invited to participate by watching live on Youtube beginning at 11 a.m.
WSU leaders are hosting a second virtual town hall at 11 a.m. Friday, April 10 on YouTube to share university updates and answer questions regarding the evolving COVID‑19 situation.
The Regents also authorized a ten‑year lease for space on the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences campus in Yakima for the College of Nursing’s educational program.