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Schulz, Frost to interact with students in CUB

YASMEEN WAFAI, REBECCA WHITE

February 26, 2018


Filed under Administration, ASWSU, News

WSU President Kirk Schulz and ASWSU President Jordan Frost will be answering questions and listening to thoughts, concerns and ideas from students over complimentary coffee Tuesday in the CUB. This will be the first Coffee with the Presidents event of the year, but Frost tweeted there will be two...

Student Affairs outlines finances

Student Affairs outlines finances

YASMEEN WAFAI, Evergreen reporter

February 23, 2018


Filed under Administration, Faculty, News, WSU Pullman campus

Vice president of Student Affairs Mary Jo Gonzales explained her department’s finances and restructuring progress to the Faculty Senate on Thursday. Gonzales said the division’s $160-million budget was part of the reason it began a restructuring process. They have $45 million in reserves, she...

Spending cuts workable for Global Campus

CODY COTTIER, Evergreen reporter

February 23, 2018


Filed under Administration, Global Campus, News

Meeting a 2.5 percent spending cut should be achievable for WSU’s Academic Outreach and Innovation department, which manages Global Campus, but it will have to hold off on more ambitious projects for the time being. Academic Outreach and Innovation, is holding about 20 positions open to cut its...

AVP candidate stresses diversity for top schools

AVP candidate stresses diversity for top schools

SANG JUNG, Evergreen reporter

February 23, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, WSU Pullman campus

The second candidate for associate vice president of community, equity, and inclusive excellence spoke Wednesday about what he expects from universities trying to improve student relations, diversity and retention. Michael Benitez Jr. is currently the chief diversity office and dean of diversity and...

WSU administration reviews debts, fiscal health

WSU administration reviews debts, fiscal health

YASMEEN WAFAI, Evergreen reporter

February 21, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Top-feature

Halfway through the fiscal year, WSU’s higher administration is still considering strategies to resolve the university’s $30-million deficit by updating the university’s finance and borrowing systems, forgiving certain expenses and communicating with university leaders. Stacy Pearson, vice president...

First diversity AVP candidate visits Pullman

First diversity AVP candidate visits Pullman

BREANNE SEARING, Evergreen reporter

February 21, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Pullman Community, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

The first of four finalists for the position of associate vice president for community, equity, and inclusive excellence presented to an audience of WSU faculty and staff Tuesday, emphasizing improved communication between students. Jaime Nolan is currently the associate vice president for community,...

Pinkleton hopes to specialize Murrow courses

Pinkleton hopes to specialize Murrow courses

BREANNE SEARING, Evergreen reporter

February 16, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, WSU Pullman campus

Bruce Pinkleton, a finalist for the deanship of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, said during a presentation Thursday afternoon that he wants the college to provide students with more specialized studies. Pinkleton, who is now interim dean, began his involvement with WSU in 1993 as an...

Provost aims to change advising

YASMEEN WAFAI, Evergreen reporter

February 16, 2018


Filed under Administration, News

An advising pilot program introduced to several departments two years ago could replace the current advising system campus-wide next fall. Students would not be required to meet with their advisers in sophomore and junior year to enroll in classes, if the entire campus adopted the program. The program...

WSU forgives $3.2 million in College of Arts and Sciences debt

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen news editor

February 13, 2018


Filed under Administration, News

The College of Arts and Sciences will not have to pay off $3.2 million of its debt, according to a Feb. 8 memo from the university president and provost. Forgiving the debt is intended to relieve financial stress on the college before a new dean takes the helm, according to the memo. Central budg...

Budget issues rooted in 2014 loan forgiveness

Budget issues rooted in 2014 loan forgiveness

YASMEEN WAFAI, Evergreen reporter

February 9, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Top-feature

Faculty Senate Chair Judi McDonald read aloud financial figures at a Jan. 25 Faculty Senate meeting outlining a series of forgiven loans within the university, which are some of the root causes of WSU’s current financial woes. The university’s reserves were used to forgive loans totaling $48.9...

Tri-Cities to delay spending cuts on campus

CODY COTTIER, Evergreen reporter

February 8, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, WSU Tri-Cities

WSU Tri-Cities has begun to reduce its spending in accordance with the university’s 2.5 percent budget cuts, but administrators are waiting for the incoming chancellor to arrive before making recommendations to WSU President Kirk Schulz. Because of the transition in leadership, the campus is “in...

WSU Everett to consolidate resources

LINH NGUYEN, Evergreen reporter

February 8, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, WSU Everett

With a campus-wide plan to reduce spending and increase revenue, WSU Everett will cut spending by restructuring their resources. With less than 200 students enrolling this past spring, Everett is the smallest WSU campus. “We are a small staff and many of us wear multiple professional hats,” Paul Pit...

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