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Team looks to stop course withdrawals, guide students

Team looks to stop course withdrawals, guide students

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

March 2, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, WSU Pullman campus

WSU is trying to prevent students dropping or withdrawing from courses by connecting them with resources they need before it is too late. Faculty, advisers and representatives from the Office of the Provost teamed up with the Enterprise Systems Group, which manages the university’s network and communications...

Regents to vote on tuition, other increases

LINH NGUYEN, Evergreen reporter

March 1, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, WSU Tri-Cities

During the first official 2018 meeting of the Board of Regents, WSU’s highest governing body, the board will vote on whether to approve a 2-percent increase in resident undergraduate tuition and a 2.4-percent increases for room and board in residence halls. If approved, tuition would increase $190...

Faculty say forgiven debt unfair to other colleges

CODY COTTIER, Evergreen reporter

February 28, 2018


Filed under Administration, Faculty, News

The decision to forgive the $3.2 million  College of Arts and Sciences debt struck some faculty as an unfair advantage for one college and a breach of President Kirk Schulz’s promise that each university unit would handle its own financial situation. When Schulz announced the college’s debt forgiveness...

Presidents answer questions over coffee and cookies

Presidents answer questions over coffee and cookies

LINH NGUYEN and ZACH RUBIO

February 28, 2018


Filed under Administration, ASWSU, News, WSU Pullman campus

WSU President Kirk Schulz and ASWSU President Jordan Frost shared coffee and cookies with students in the CUB Tuesday afternoon as part of their Coffee with the Presidents outreach series. Schulz and Frost answered students’ questions about where sports funding is coming from, what will happen to...

WSU Vancouver will endure spending cuts

LINH NGUYEN, Evergreen reporter

February 27, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, WSU Vancouver

University-wide spending cut requirements will not hit WSU Vancouver particularly hard, thanks to increased enrollment. The campus enrolled 129, more students in fall 2017 than the previous year, a 4 percent increase, according to a WSU news release. Lynn Valenter, vice chancellor for finance and...

AVP candidate promotes personal approach

AVP candidate promotes personal approach

ZARA CRUDEN, Evergreen reporter

February 27, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, WSU Pullman campus

The position of associate vice president for community, equity and inclusive excellence is open, and candidates have started to make their cases for why they should be hired. TaJuan Wilson, an assistant professor and Executive Director of Student Programs and Student Diversity at the Medical University...

High-ups earn six-figures

High-ups earn six-figures

REBECCA WHITE, Evergreen reporter

February 26, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Top-feature, Transparency, WSU

Editors Note: Clicking on the subheads before every section will open a new tab allowing readers to view the contracts in full.  Of the highest-earning employees at the university, football Head Coach Mike Leach, who is set to make $3.5 million in 2018, has seen some of the highest increases in pay. ...

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...

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