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WSU faces lack of state funding, space in classrooms

WSU faces lack of state funding, space in classrooms

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

December 6, 2019

WSU’s associate vice president of facilities services said about 70 percent of campus buildings are in poor condition or worse during the last WSU Faculty Senate meeting of 2019 on Thursday. Together it would cost over $450 million to renovate or replace them. Associate Vice President Olivia Yang...

S&A Committee holds second-day budget meeting

S&A Committee holds second-day budget meeting

BENJAMIN WHITE, Evergreen reporter

November 22, 2019

*This article was updated to clarify the budget council review requests and not Senate programming. The Services and Activities Fees Committee heard from nine student organizations on their budget status Thursday at 5 p.m. in the Lighty Student Services Building. Each organization presented how they...

Dean shares update on fraternity member’s death

Dean shares update on fraternity member’s death

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

November 15, 2019

Jill Creighton, dean of students and associate vice president for campus life, spoke about the death of a 19-year-old WSU fraternity member during a regular WSU Faculty Senate meeting Thursday. Creighton said the university does not have a lot of information on the cause of Samuel Martinez’s death...

Global Campus appoints first chancellor to represent students

Global Campus appoints first chancellor to represent students

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

October 20, 2019

WSU hired the first chancellor for its Global Campus in an effort to represent online students the same as their campus counterparts. Dave Cillay, vice president for Academic Outreach and Innovation, will also carry out duties as the Global Campus’s chancellor. Cillay said his appointment shows...

University to focus on fiscal health, enrollment

University to focus on fiscal health, enrollment

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

October 14, 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 26, 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 17, 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 3, 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 2, 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 17, 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 10, 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

April 30, 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...

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