Dec. 10, 11: Regents to hold regular meeting at WSU Spokane

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Board of Regents of Washington State University will hold a regularly scheduled meeting Dec. 10 and 11 on the WSU Spokane campus, College of Nursing Building, Room 205, to consider action items, including approval of schematic design documents for the Chinook (Old Bookie) project on the campus of WSU Pullman and recommended changes to the Faculty Manual.

The meeting will begin at 1 p.m., Dec. 10, with a meeting of the Regents’ Executive Committee, followed by consecutive meetings of the Regents’ Finance and Audit, Academic and Student Affairs, and External Affairs committees. Each committee session will convene immediately following the completion of the previous session. All four sessions are scheduled to conclude prior to 5 p.m.

The Regents will re-convene at the same location at 8 a.m., Dec. 11, to initially hear reports from various campus organizations, including the WSU Foundation, the WSU Faculty Senate, Associated Students of WSU, Graduate and Professional Student Association, WSU Administrative Professional Advisory Council, and WSU Alumni Association.

The Regents are expected to take action on recommendations including:

  • A proposal to approve schematic design documents for the Chinook (Old Bookie) project on the WSU Pullman campus. WSU Pullman students earlier this year voted to increase student fees by $98 per semester in order to generate roughly $3.3 million per year to meet a debt payment estimated to be approximately $2.2 million, which would cover the project costs. The student fee would also cover the operating and maintenance costs of the renovated facility estimated at $1.1 million. This project will include a full building renovation that will repurpose the building as a new student space. Amenities are to include ample study and social spaces, a quick serve restaurant, recreation spaces, a fitness center, and an outdoor courtyard developed to include outdoor seating and a variety of activity spaces.
  • A proposal to approve recommended changes related to copyrights and royalties from the Office for Economic Development and External Affairs to Section IV.H Copyright Policy of the Faculty Manual. This recommendation was passed by the Faculty Senate on October 8, 2015.


In addition, at 5 p.m. on Dec. 10, the Regents will attend a WSU Spokane Student Showcase reception at WSU Health Sciences Spokane, Pharmaceutical Biomedical Sciences Building Lobby.  Also, at 10 a.m. on Dec. 12, Regents will participate in Commencement ceremonies on the WSU Pullman Campus in Beasley Coliseum.
The official notice and full agenda for the meeting are available at

Questions about the Board of Regents meeting and schedule may be directed to Desiree Jacobsen, (509) 335-6662.

Media contact:

Robert Strenge, WSU News, 509-335-3583,