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Washington State University
Office of the President September 2020

Serving the state through a stronger WSU system

September 2020

Dear Faculty and Staff:

Congratulations on finishing the first 5 weeks of the fall semester. I appreciate the excellent work all of you are doing in using technology to support our students both in and out of the classroom. As I visit with various student groups, I continue to hear positive feedback about the extra efforts each of you is making to ensure our students receive the best Cougar experience possible.

One of the key opportunities identified through our recent strategic planning efforts is to continue the development of the WSU system. During the last several years we have been evolving from a “hub‑and‑spoke” model, in which … » More …

Working together to contain COVID-19

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students:

The WSU community, like many university families nationwide, has been under the nation’s microscope lately. This has been particularly true on our Pullman campus.

Our best efforts to develop strategies to meet the demands of COVID‑19 have, at times, been met with profound obstacles. There is no established playbook for managing the ever-changing demands of COVID‑19.

But in keeping with the Cougar Spirit, we will continue to work together and adapt to the rapidly evolving challenges our university faces.

Our latest efforts to expand COVID‑19 testing capacity in Pullman demonstrate that flexibility and commitment:

On Sept. 2, a mobile health … » More …