McAteer named assistant vice chancellor of academic affairs

By Madison Rosenbaum, WSU Tri-Cities student intern

McAteer-80RICHLAND, Wash. — Kate McAteer has been named assistant vice chancellor of academic affairs at Washington State University Tri-Cities in Richland. A clinical assistant professor in the school of biological sciences, Dr. McAteer has been a faculty member at WSU Tri-Cities since 2002.

“Dr. McAteer is an extraordinarily gifted teacher, scholar, and administrator. She is admired by her students and respected by her colleagues, both on the Tri-Cities campus and across the WSU system,” said Vice Chancellor Mike Mays. “She will be a tremendous asset to our academic programs and to the entire WSU Tri-Cities campus in her new role as assistant vice chancellor for academic affairs.”

McAteer earned her doctorate in chemistry and biochemistry at the University of South Carolina. She was a 2013–14 participant in the Provost’s Leadership Academy, is a current recipient of the Smith Teaching and Learning Grant and, since January, and has served as coordinator for undergraduate studies at WSU Tri-Cities.

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