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The new budget means that athletics will receive $35.6 million in external funding through general university bonds.

Board of Regents approve athletics budget

AARIK LONG, Evergreen reporter May 8, 2021

During a meeting Friday, the Board of Regents unanimously voted to approve WSU Athletics' revisions to the fiscal year 2021 revised budget, the proposed fiscal year 2022 budget and a proposal...

The proposal would subsidize $2-3 million of Athletics’ costs for the fiscal year 2022 and beyond.

Faculty Senate continues athletics budget conversation

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter January 22, 2021

Faculty Senate members called for feedback on their recommendation to reject WSU Athletics’ request for more funding from the university at the first senate meeting of the semester on Thursday. The...

About 65 classes were approved for in-person instruction in the spring. That is twice the number of classes that were approved this fall, WSU Provost Elizabeth Chilton said.

Student fee reductions, athletics budget proposed at Board of Regents meeting

SYDNEY BROWN and ABBY DAVIS November 13, 2020

Students may pay about $50 less in student fees for summer 2020 and academic year 2020-21, according to WSU officials during their Board of Regents virtual presentation on Thursday. The university worked...

The $25 cut is not permanent and students will be charged $279 in future semesters.

Services and Activities fee reduced by $25

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter October 26, 2020

Services and Activities Fee Committee members decided to reduce the S&A fee from $279 to $254 for spring 2021. The committee met Oct. 20 and 22 to deliberate on student feedback regarding the fees. Students...

Services and Activities Fee committee members heard presentations from on-campus groups on Sept. 13 and 15.

Services and Activities fee committee to decide allocation reductions, receive student feedback

JAYCE CARRAL and EMMA LEDBETTER October 20, 2020

Services and Activities Fee Committee members will decide if on-campus groups will receive a reduction in their allocations for the 2020-2021 fiscal year because of overall budget cuts caused by the COVID-19...

The Cougar Pride Student-Athlete Alliance was created by a queer student-athlete. The group hopes to create educational programs to give to athletes and coaches to help break down stigmas towards the LGBT+ community.

WSU student-athlete creates group for LGBT+ community in athletics

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter September 15, 2020

A queer, WSU student-athlete founded an affinity group where she and other LGBT+ student-athletes come together and advocate for members in their community. The Cougar Pride Student-Athlete Alliance...

WSU Athletic Director Pat Chun said the university is waiting for the Pac-12 to make a decision regarding fall sports.

WSU waits to make decision about fall sports, athletic director says

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter July 25, 2020

WSU Athletic Director Pat Chun expressed cautious optimism for a fall sports season in September.  He feels good about the protocols and environment WSU Athletics has put into place to keep student-athletes...

WSU Athletics Director Pat Chun, left center, said the department's revenue will drop about $6 million. WSU President Kirk Schulz, far right, said he believes football will continue fall semester.

Board of Regents increases tuition; WSU Athletics faces $99 million deficit

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter June 29, 2020

The WSU Board of Regents approved the WSU Athletics Budget, increased student tuition by 2.5 percent, and made cuts to President Kirk Schulz’s salary during the virtual meeting on Friday.  Board...

WSU Interim Provost Bryan Slinker said signage will be used to direct students through hallways and maintain social distancing.

WSU officials solidify plan for fall instruction

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter June 26, 2020

WSU still plans for in-person fall instruction, but officials confirmed the semester will move to online learning after Thanksgiving. This is among many changes addressed during the WSU COVID-19 Town Hall...

WSU Athletic Director Pat Chun said the department expects most football players will return for training.

Student-athletes return for voluntary training

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter June 19, 2020

WSU student-athletes were allowed to return to Pullman for voluntary workouts this week. In an online press conference on June 11, WSU Athletic Director Pat Chun said they expected a handful of student-athletes...

Matt Kleffner, WSU Athletics chief financial officer, said their main priority is to keep the student-athlete experience the same.

WSU Athletics reduces spending in effort to maintain budget recovery

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter June 8, 2020

The WSU Athletics Department is expecting a drop in revenue due to COVID-19. It will reduce spending this year to maintain its financial recovery plan. Matt Kleffner, WSU Athletics chief financial officer,...

Matt Kleffner, CFO of the athletic department, said the $3.3 million loss in revenue was due to loss of proceeds from baseball games, concessions and reductions in contributions.

Athletic department reports $1.9 million increase in deficit

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter May 15, 2020

With spring sports being cancelled due to COVID-19, the WSU Athletic Department has reported a $1.9 million increase to their deficit this year. Matt Kleffner, CFO of the athletic department, said the...

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