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WSU hires new director of Community, Equity and Inclusive Excellence

Allen Sutton, pictured above, will start as the executive director for the department of Community, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence in WSU's Office of Outreach and Education July 15.

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

Outgoing Provost Daniel Bernardo poses by a plaque honoring him and past presidents of WSU on Tuesday at the Greenway Trailhead.

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

Mitzi Montoya, finalist for the provost position, answers questions about her perspective on various subjects and the things she values Monday morning at the PACCAR Environmental Technology Building.

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

Enrique Romo, finalist in the Office of Outreach and Education leadership search, talks about his values and goals should he be elected during his presentation on Thursday afternoon at the CUB.

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

Provost Candidate W. Andrew Marcus shares his personal values and vision for WSU on Thursday morning at the PACCAR Environmental Technology building. He says compassion, inclusivity and fairness are included in his values.

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

Allen Sutton, finalist in the Office of Outreach and Education leadership search, gives a presentation on how to drive the OOE further on Monday afternoon in Butch's Den.

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...

Guest speaker calls for more diversity at WSU

University of California Davis’ Chancellor Gary May discusses supporting minority students in STEM fields Wednesday in the CUB auditorium. May says he experienced racism during his time in college and hopes society gets to a point where race is not a factor.

NAPHTALI CALLES, Evergreen reporter

April 11, 2019

Gary May, chancellor for the University of California Davis, spoke at WSU about his personal adversities in combating racial bias in higher education. “Putting on these leadership lectures is a way to get students to think about getting into leadership positions in academia,” said Aaron Oforlea, ...

CougsGive will raise funds for WSU organizations

Jessica Billings, WSU director of annual giving, says there are multiple ways alumni, students and others can donate to WSU.

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter

April 9, 2019

WSU Giving Day, also known as CougsGive, will fundraise for WSU colleges, departments and organizations April 10. Giving Day includes colleges and organizations, such as the Murrow College of Communication, the Cougar Marching Band, the College of Education and the WSU Alumni Association. ASWSU...

S&A committee hears from second round of groups

WSU S&A Board members Savannah Rogers, left, Debbie Majano, Tyler Parchem and Rick Flores listen to proposals during the WSU S&A Budget meeting on Wednesday night.

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen reporter

April 4, 2019

The Services and Activities Committee held its second hearing of campus organizations and their proposed budgets one night before final deliberations. Representatives of the CUB requested $1.8 million, an 11 percent increase from its last S&A allotment. CUB Assistant Coordinator of Operation Savan...

Proposal could fund college of medicine

Proposal could fund college of medicine

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

April 4, 2019

The Washington State Legislature has released plans in the 2019-2021 budget proposals for the expansion of the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine and the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (WADDL). WSU requested $14.4 million to pay for medical school operations for third- and fourth-year s...

Lawsuit against WSU dropped

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

April 4, 2019

A federal district chief judge dismissed a lawsuit filed against WSU for its handling of two racial incidents between students on Feb. 21, 2015 and March 29, 2015. Plaintiff Dominique Stewart, who is black, alleged she was racially and sexually harassed verbally by white males on both occasions. The incident on Fe...

Committee discusses student fund requests

WSU S&A fee committee member Debbie Majano reviews the 2019-2020 WSU service and activities
budget at an S&A meeting Monday in Lighty. The committee meets with groups later in the week.

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

April 2, 2019

The Service and Activity Fees Committee met Monday to discuss its approach to organizations that have requested funding, which total to about $10.5 million. The committee viewed a spreadsheet with base requests from S&A groups for 2019-2020. According to the spreadsheet, the $10.5 million total...

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