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Senators question search committee approach

Holly Ashkannejhad said revisions were made to EP 15 because students were concerned that the policy was difficult to read and understand.

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen deputy news editor

January 24, 2020

During its first meeting of 2020, the WSU Faculty Senate heard an update on the provost search from David Turnbull, WSU professor of music and member of the search committee. Turnbull said the committee will meet with representatives from Issacson-Miller, the search firm hired to find a new provost,...

Human Development gets new leader

Michael Cleveland succeeded Laura Hill as department head after being nominated for the position by his coworkers. Hill stepped down to become vice provost for Faculty Development and Affairs.

SOLEN AREF, Evergreen reporter

January 21, 2020

In December, WSU’s Department of Human Development announced associate professor Michael Cleveland's succession of Laura Hill as department head. Cleveland joined WSU as a staff member in 2016. He said he never imagined becoming department head until Hill asked him if he would consider the job. “Talking...

WSU faces lack of state funding, space in classrooms

Stacy Pearson, WSU vice president of finance and administration, gives a presentation on WSU athletics department’s debt at the Faculty Senate meeting Feb. 7 at the Food Science and Human Nutrition Building.

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

The S&A Committee gathered Wednesday at the Lighty building. The committee discussed organizations’ budget status during the second meeting on Thursday.

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

Jill Creighton, dean of studens and associate vice president for campus life, discussed the recent death of a 19-year-old student at the Faculty Senate meeting. She said the dean’s office is looking into ways to support students’ mental health.

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

Dave Cillay, first appointed chancellor for WSU's Global Campus discusses goals for the future of Global Campus. Cillay has been working for WSU since 2003.

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

October 21, 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

WSU President Kirk Schulz says Pullman campus enrollment numbers have decreased for this school year. Enrollment numbers for all WSU campuses are up despite having fewer first generation students.

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

WSU Provost Mitzi Montoya answers questions about her perspective on her values on April 22 at the PACCAR Environmental Technology Building. She announced on Thursday that she will be stepping down.

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

This graph shows the total amount of Services and Activities money waived by scholarships given by WSU. For the past five years, students at WSU have annually lost $907,547 on average as a result of fee waivers.

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

Terry Boston, associate vice president of Operations & Finance, answers questions during the annual GPSA meeting Jan. 22, 2018 evening in the CUB. Boston has been named acting vice president of 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

Phil Weiler, WSU vice president for marketing and communication, says the deficit was caused by previous administrations spending more money than they were bringing in.

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’

Public records show some grad students who experienced behaviors consistent with stalking did not see outcomes.


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...

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