President Schulz delivers first State of the University address

PULLMAN, Wash. — President Kirk Schulz delivered his first State of the University address Wednesday, highlighting his transition to the University and launching the Drive to 25.

2017 State of the University Audience

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Schulz praised the creation of the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, highlighted several high-profile construction projects in Pullman, such as the Global Animal Health Phase 2 building, and the university’s support for minority enrollment growth and public-private industry partnerships.

The full address, as well as a question and answer session, can be viewed at the embedded video.

Photos by Robert Hubner, WSU Photo Services.