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University to focus on fiscal health, enrollment

University to focus on fiscal health, enrollment

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

October 15, 2019

WSU President Kirk Schulz spoke about the accomplishments and fiscal health of the university during the thirteenth meeting of the Town Halls 2019 series on Monday. Schulz said the university operating budget has about a $7.8 million surplus, which is $17 million more than the target for fiscal yea...

Provost to step down from position

Provost to step down from position

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

September 27, 2019

WSU Provost Mitzi Montoya announced Thursday she is stepping down from her position as provost. WSU President Kirk Schulz scheduled a meeting for Monday with the faculty senate executive committee to discuss how this change will affect faculty, according to an email to the faculty senate from Greg...

Over $1 million from S&A Fees were not allocated to students this school year

Over $1 million from S&A Fees were not allocated to students this school year

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

September 18, 2019

WSU students did not receive nearly $1.1 million earmarked for student use this year because WSU scholarships waive Services and Activities Fees before tuition. Students were not able to allocate this money to fund services from groups like ASWSU, GPSA and the CUB. ASWSU President Quinton Berkompas...

Longtime WSU staff member to act as vice president for student affairs

Longtime WSU staff member to act as vice president for student affairs

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

September 4, 2019

Terry Boston, associate vice president for finance and operations, will serve as acting vice president for Student Affairs while current Vice President Mary Jo Gonzales is on leave, according to an Aug. 30 memo from President Kirk Schulz. Schulz said in the memo that Boston has been at WSU for 24...

WSU begins new fiscal year with $7.8 million surplus

WSU begins new fiscal year with $7.8 million surplus

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

September 3, 2019

WSU officials announced on Aug. 26 that the operating budget for the 2019 fiscal year began with about a $7.8 million surplus, meaning the university is no longer using money from reserve accounts for the first time in about six years. Since fiscal year 2013, the University has been depleting its...

‘A beautiful setup for predators’

‘A beautiful setup for predators’

MAGGIE QUINLAN and RACHEL SUN

July 18, 2019

Editor’s note: The Daily Evergreen left out names of professors and students to protect the women who filed complaints. Some WSU professors who students accused of sexually harassing them are still employed at the university, public records show. The Office of Equal Opportunity investigated two prof...

WSU hires new director of Community, Equity and Inclusive Excellence

WSU hires new director of Community, Equity and Inclusive Excellence

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

July 11, 2019

WSU’s Office of Outreach and Education has named an executive director to lead its Community, Equity and Inclusive Excellence department. Allen Sutton will begin his tenure as the department’s director on July 15. He’s leaving Auburn University in Alabama, where he worked as the director of...

Community honors outgoing provost

Community honors outgoing provost

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

May 1, 2019

Dozens of people gathered at the corner of Northwest Ritchie Street and Grand Avenue on Tuesday to honor the career of outgoing Provost Dan Bernardo. Bernardo’s name was added on a plaque located at the President’s Grove on Grand Avenue. “It is truly an honor to be recognized with the lik...

Final provost applicant talks promotion of nontraditional students, research

Final provost applicant talks promotion of nontraditional students, research

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

April 30, 2019

Faculty and staff heard the final provost candidate discuss ways WSU could create a better system to improve research and education Monday morning. Mitzi Montoya, dean of Oregon State University's College of Business, said universities need to respond to the changing student body, more and more of...

Students, staff hear from second executive director finalist

Students, staff hear from second executive director finalist

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter

April 26, 2019

The second finalist for the executive director of the Office of Outreach and Education position, Enrique Romo, spoke to students and staff Thursday afternoon. Romo currently works as executive director for access and diversity at Weber State University. He previously worked at the University of Texas...

Second provost candidate shares goals for WSU

Second provost candidate shares goals for WSU

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

April 26, 2019

As attendees filled the room, W. Andrew Marcus, a professor in the University of Oregon (UO) Department of Geography, shook hands with and talked to those who came to watch the provost finalist session Thursday morning. Marcus emphasized the importance of his moral compass, which includes three facets:...

Office of Outreach and Education finalist hopes to promote diversity, inclusion

Office of Outreach and Education finalist hopes to promote diversity, inclusion

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

April 23, 2019

WSU will hold presentations this week to host finalists for the Office of Outreach and Education (OOE) executive director position. Allen Sutton, current director of the Cross Cultural Center for Excellence at Auburn University and prospective OOE executive director, said he wants to drive OOE forward...

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