Commencement ceremonies announced

PULLMAN – More than 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students are expected to participate in WSU’s 112th spring commencement, Saturday, May 3, at Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum. Three ceremonies will be held. At 8 a.m. graduates in the agricultural, human, and natural resource sciences; engineering and architecture; pharmacy; sciences; and veterinary medicine will receive their degrees.  […]

Bayly to chair Provost Search Committee

PULLMAN – Warwick Bayly, dean of the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine, will chair the committee which will conduct a national search for the successor to Provost Robert Bates. President Elson S. Floyd announced the members of the search committee today (Jan. 16). Bates announced last week that he would be stepping down as provost […]

Reviewing, renewingWSU’s Strategic Plan

From time to time, I will turn over the Perspectives column space to others, either inside or outside the university community, who have an important point of view to share about an issue that impacts Washington State University. This week, Robert Bates, provost and executive vice president, is writing about an important university-wide effort – […]

Vice provost to manage academic planning, budget

Mary M. Doyle, who has served in the dual roles of vice president for Information Systems and vice provost for administration at Washington State University since 2002, is now devoting her energy full time to duties in the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President. Effective June 1, she is vice provost for academic […]

WSU leader praises new federal study abroad bill

Lance LeLoup, associate vice provost of International Programs at Washington State University, today praised the introduction of federal legislation to create a national study abroad fellowship program that aims to increase the number of U.S. students studying abroad to 1 million per year. The Senator Paul Simon Study Abroad Foundation Act of 2007 was introduced […]

Provost Bates begins two-week medical leave

Robert Bates, WSU provost and executive vice president, begins medical leave today, Monday, February 12, in order to have laparoscopic surgery. He expects to be out for about two weeks. “Following the surgery and a period of home recovery, I may be able to work from home during the second week of the medical leave,” […]

Division of Health Sciences created to realign programs

SPOKANE – Washington State University President V. Lane Rawlins announced today, July 21, that the university is creating a new Division of Health Sciences. The change will realign various academic programs to encourage multidisciplinary work among faculty members working in health-related areas, especially those on the Pullman and Spokane campuses.The new division builds on WSU’s […]

Professional leave requests approved

Fifty-one requests for professional leave in 2006-2007 have been approved by Provost Robert C. Bates. He noted there will be no additional costs to WSU for this program. Recipients and topics, according to college, are:Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences• Sue Butkus, extension nutrition specialist, Food Science and Human Nutrition, April-Sept. 2007, to develop model […]

Candis Claiborn named dean of Engineering and Architecture

Candis Claiborn, who has been serving as the interim dean of the College of Engineering and Architecture since Aug. 16, 2005, today accepted an offer to become the permanent dean effective today, March 1. Provost and Executive Vice President Robert Bates described Claiborn as an “outstanding researcher and teacher.” “With Dr. Claiborn’s demonstrated leadership and […]

Graduate, undergraduate ed topics of provost’s dialogue

Overviews and recommendations from major reports focusing on graduate and undergraduate issues will be presented as part of a university dialogue with Provost Robert Bates at noon Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the CUB Cascade rooms.Questions can be submitted in advance to Donna Clark, assistant to the provost, at Live audience questions also will be […]