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Washington State University
Office of the President August 2019

Notable progress in our fiscal health

August 2019

Dear Faculty and Staff:

The beginning of fall semester is such an invigorating time of the year. I hope you feel as energized as I do by the enthusiasm of our new and returning students. Best wishes to all students, faculty, and staff system-wide for a successful, rewarding semester.

One of my goals as president is to be transparent about our budget and fiscal situation. In my view, this means providing data as well as high-level summaries that provide insights about the data.

As most of you know, we have been focused on improving the University’s fiscal health since 2016. We have communicated regularly about … » More …

Welcome to the season of opportunity.

August 2019

Welcome to the season of opportunity.

I can’t think of a better way to describe my mindset as we gear up for the academic year that awaits us in just a few short days.

I view the fall as the season of opportunity for good reason. Fall semester brings with it new and renewed hopes throughout the entire University community—at our campuses and locations statewide.

It is the season of opportunity for our new and returning students, who will take the next steps in their journeys toward fulfillment of personal and career aspirations.

It is the season of opportunity for our faculty, who … » More …