Floyd to present university address

PULLMAN – WSU President Elson S. Floyd will present his first State of the University Address at 3:10 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, in the Bryan Hall theatre.   Floyd will share his perspectives on WSU and outline his vision for the future. Faculty, staff, students and members of the general public are invited to attend. […]

Activist to discuss separation of church and state Nov. 7

Rev. Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, will give a lecture on Nov. 7 at 1 p.m. in the Student Services Building auditorium (Room 110) at Washington State University Vancouver. Admission to this lecture is free and open to the public. Lynn has served as executive director of […]

Gregoire’s proposed budget offers support to WSU

Gov. Christine Gregoire announced her proposed biennial budget on March 21, providing expanded support for Washington State University and the state’s higher education system. Major items that received funding included:* 830 new full-time students for the Washington State University system (including 400 for WSU Vancouver)* 3.2 percent salary increases for most employees starting July 2005, […]

WSU paces trend of more state funding

State support for postsecondary education crept higher nationwide this fiscal year, according to a nationwide survey, and WSU paralleled that trend. In the budgets that states adopted for the 2004-2005 fiscal year, total appropriations for higher education rose by 3.8 percent, to $63 billion, from the year before, said a survey conducted by the Center […]

State board approves five new programs

The Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board has approved five new degree programs for Washington State University campuses.Among the programs approved by the board during its meeting this week are a Bachelor of Arts in professional development and a Bachelor of Science in exercise physiology and metabolism, both at the WSU Spokane campus.The professional development degree […]

High-demand programs nab $1.9 million in state funding

The Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board has approved more than $1.9 million in funding for high-demand programs at Washington State University for the 2004-2005 academic year. The state budget allocated $3.56 million to increase enrollment in high-demand fields at Washington’s four-year colleges and universities during the upcoming academic year. WSU programs in management information systems, […]

State union seeks big pay boost for workers

OLYMPIA, Wash. — State employees are looking for a big pay raise, hoping to match the salaries paid by local government and outside peers for comparable work. But Gov. Gary Locke’s negotiators say the price tag could be prohibitive –over $1 billion. (For the full story, click on the following link and  go to

State funding may focus on degrees not enrollment

The state’s Higher Education Coordinating Board met May 20 at Washington State University’s Vancouver campus to review and update its master plan. The discussion focused on three concepts:* Restructuring state funding to colleges and universities based on the number of students graduated, rather than the number enrolled* Creating three-year options for baccalaureate degrees* Improving the […]

Summary of 2004 Supplementary Budget

The 2004 session of the state Legislature recently concluded. The following is a summary from Karl Boehmke, Washington State University’s Director of Planning and Budgeting, on how the proposed 2004-05 supplemental budget will affect WSU. Operating Supplemental Budget On the night of March 11, the last scheduled day of the 2004 legislative session, the Senate […]

State operating, capital budgets reviewed

Washington State University 2004 Operating Supplemental Budget Final Budget March 12, 2004 On the night of March 11, the last scheduled day of the 2004 legislative session, the Senate and the House of Representatives passed a compromise capital budget. The 2004 supplemental budget represents changes to the 2003 – 2005 biennial budget passed by the […]