Washington State University

Office of the President

WSU President Kirk H. Schulz

The Office of the President is the system headquarters of Washington State University, collaborating with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders to define the vision and set the direction for the institution.

President Schulz Retiring in June 2025

Recent Messages

  • Reflecting on the spring semester Dear WSU community, Happy Spring, Cougs. After spending the first two weeks of May attending back-to-back commencements celebrating our most recent class of Cougar graduates, I find myself reflecting on the reasons faculty, staff, and administrators are called to higher education in the first place. It wasn’t because anyone told us to, but because we want […]
  • Announcing my plans for retirement in 2025 Dear WSU community, As the 2023–24 academic year comes to a close, I am completing my eighth year serving as president of Washington State University. Noel and I were formally introduced to WSU in March of 2016 and have thoroughly enjoyed leading our university since that time. I informed the WSU Regents in June 2023 that it was […]

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