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2019 State of the University address

WSU evolving to meet future needs of Washington and beyond

Washington State University is evolving to meet the future needs of an increasingly diverse and growing Pacific Northwest, WSU President Kirk Schulz said Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in his annual State of the University address.

“We’ve got to continue to evolve. We’ve got to continue to do things differently,” Schulz said. “We’ve got to continue to ask ourselves … just because we did something the same way for 128 years do we want to do it that same way moving forward?”

Speaking to faculty, staff, students and others gathered in Pullman at Bryan Hall Theatre, and via live-stream to WSU’s other campuses and research centers statewide, Schulz used his third annual address to celebrate recent accomplishments and urge collaboration in reshaping the University’s land-grant role. The address also included a fireside-style chat led by WSU Vancouver Associate Professor Donna Paul.

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