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Grad school dean hopes to make ‘bigger moves’

Lisa Gloss, new dean of WSU’s graduate school, was a former interim director and worked in the school of molecular biosciences. Gloss is now in charge of setting the mission and goals for graduate school students.

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

January 7, 2019

This story has been updated to reflect the correct number of graduate students who earn a doctoral diploma from WSU every year. The newly-appointed dean of WSU’s graduate school hopes to continue the improvement student and faculty experience. Lisa Gloss was appointed as interim dean of the g...

Provost Dan Bernardo to step down, move into new role

Dan Bernardo, WSU provost and executive vice president, has held several administrative positions over his 14-year career at WSU. Bernardo will continue to work for the university as a special adviser to university President Kirk Schulz.

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

December 3, 2018

Dan Bernardo, WSU provost and executive vice president, will step down from his position after 14 years as a WSU administrator once a replacement is hired. Phil Weiler, vice president for marketing and communications for WSU, said Bernardo will remain in his role as provost until a replacement takes...

Universities collaborate on education campaign

The “Yes, It’s Possible” campaign promotes the affordability of college to students in the state. The project has been mostly on digital platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

November 30, 2018

WSU and UW collaborated on the “Yes, It’s Possible” campaign aimed at promoting how affordable college can be for Washingtonians. “Yes, there’s a rivalry on the field,” said Phil Weiler, WSU vice president of marketing and communications. “Fact of the matter is, 364 days of the year,...

Former administrator receives threat after Gesser piece

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

November 30, 2018

Uri Farkas, a former WSU athletics administrator who was heavily cited in the WSU Office for Equal Opportunity’s original investigation into alleged sexual misconduct by Jason Gesser, received a threat via email following The Daily Evergreen’s reporting of the allegations. A public records request ...

New regent will serve Academic Affairs Committee

Lisa Keohokalole Schauer started her new position on Nov. 1 and was encouraged by Gov. Jay Inslee to apply.

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

November 28, 2018

The newest recruit to the WSU Board of Regents, Lisa Keohokalole Schauer, was appointed to the Research and Academic Affairs Committee on Nov. 1. Schauer previously served in the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee at WSU Vancouver. She said the experience she gained in that position will be helpful...

High school STEM program receives funding

Ray Acuna-Luna discusses the additional $120,000 given to Cougs Rise. He says the program is looking to give high school graduates STEM experience early on.

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter

November 28, 2018

Cougs Rise, an initiative of WSU’s Office of the Provost, has received an additional $120,000 in funding to help create a summer STEM program for graduating high school students. Funded by federal grants from the U.S. Department of Education, Cougs Rise serves first-generation or low-income students...

Chun talks athletics with Faculty Senate

Athletic Director Pat Chun said it is still too early to make a decision about the start of spring football practices.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

November 16, 2018

WSU Director of Athletics Pat Chun spoke about the importance of athletics at the Faculty Senate meeting Thursday night. Chun said the athletic program places an emphasis on academics. He said the better athletes are in the classroom, the more successful they are on the field, and therefore academics...

WSU introduces new budget office role

Kelley Westhoff, the new executive director for budget, planning and analysis, was formerly an operating budget
director. Westhoff began her position a few weeks after Joan King, former chief university budget officer, retired.

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

November 16, 2018

The new executive director for budget, planning and analysis wants to help recover WSU’s fiscal health and update the current payroll system. Kelley Westhoff began her new role on Nov. 1 after Joan King, former associate vice president and chief university budget officer, retired from her position...

President Schulz addresses graduate student questions, concerns

GPSA President Amir Gilmore, left, listens as WSU President Kirk Schulz answers questions at the GPSA Chat and Chew event Tuesday night.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

November 14, 2018

GPSA hosted a Chat and Chew on Tuesday with WSU President Kirk Schulz that gave members the opportunity to ask questions regarding issues such as stipends and political participation. GPSA President Amir Gilmore asked how graduate students can balance graduating on time and making enough money. Schulz...

Former WSU employee sues over termination

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

November 13, 2018

A lawsuit filed by former WSU employee Tony Rogers alleges discrimination and an unfair investigation carried out by university officials and the school’s Office for Equal Opportunity that led to his firing. Rogers, who stated in court documents that he was an employee with the university for 27...

AVP finalist shares goals for WSU, students

Jill Creighton, a finalist for vice president of campus life/dean of students, talks about her experiences in student affairs and her plans Monday evening in the Chinook Student Center.

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

November 6, 2018

The third finalist for the future WSU associate vice president for campus life/dean of students position visited campus Monday to speak about her motivations for applying, her motto for helping WSU grow and future plans for campus. Jill Creighton, who is currently assistant dean of students for conduct...

High school principal on special assignment

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

October 24, 2018

Bob Maxwell, Pullman Public School District superintendent, announced in an email on Oct. 15 that Erik Heinz, Pullman High School principal, would be placed on special assignment. Shannon Focht, Pullman School District communications coordinator, said there was no misconduct involved in the decision. According...

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