WSU Regents to Review New Extended Degree Program

PULLMAN, Wash.–Washington State University regents will be asked to approve a pilot program that eventually will make a bachelor’s degree in business available statewide when the board meets Friday, Nov. 21, in Seattle.
The meeting is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. in the 21st Floor Boardroom of the U.S. Bank. Regents also will join members of the University of Washington board for dinner Friday at the Four Seasons in Seattle.
The WSU College of Business in cooperation with Extended University Services proposes to deliver a business administration degree program to Grays Harbor, Peninsula, Walla Walla and Skagit Valley Community Colleges beginning in January.
Plans also call for the program to be available later at Learning Centers serving several Native American reservations. Eventually the program is expected to be extended statewide through the K-20 interactive community college sites and other WSU Learning Centers.
The degree received endorsement of the state Higher Education Coordinating Board earlier this year and was recently approved by the WSU Faculty Senate. It was developed by business and economics faculty and Extended University Services in response to interest shown by individuals and groups throughout the state.
Other regents agenda items include completion of construction contracts, modifications to two scholarship endowment agreements and reports by university officials and organization representatives.