Educational leadership expands to south Puget Sound

PUYALLUP, Wash. – Sometimes, if it isn’t broken, you do want to fix it.   Case in point is an educational leadership program that was so successful it needed to be expanded.   Washington State University Vancouver has offered the school principal/program administrator credential programs in southwest Washington since it was established more than 20 […]

Alum selected as golf course superintendent

The new superintendent for the Palouse Ridge Golf Course at WSU has been selected. Todd Lupkes, CGSC, is from Gig Harbor Country Club in Gig Harbor, Wash. He is a certified superintendent who graduated from WSU’s turf program in 1992. He is twice past president of the Western Washington Golf Course Superintendents Association. He is […]

Superintendent’s program serves state, doctoral studies

Your job title: school superintendent. You’re responsible for anywhere from a couple of hundred to several thousand students, and staff numbering from a handful to hundreds. You play many roles: policy adviser to a board of directors; facilitator of change for continuous improvement; steward of vision, mission and culture; instructional leader; public policy advocate; community […]

Dodging a shortage of new superintendents

More than one-third of Washington’s school superintendents are expected to retire in the next five years. Similar trends nationwide have sparked concerns of a coming shortage of qualified superintendents. Attempting to stay ahead of that trend and meet school district needs, WSU’s College of Education in 1996 created an innovative preparation program for school superintendents, […]