An update on negotiations between WSU and our academic student employees

Dear WSU community, As negotiations between Washington State University and the United Auto Workers (UAW) labor union representing our academic student employees continue to move toward a resolution, I would like to express my appreciation to both negotiating teams for their dedication and hard work over the last ten months. WSU and UAW have met four […]

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Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

Dear colleagues, This November, as we recognize Native American Heritage Month and I continue the monthly series of communications highlighting system-wide achievements, I hope you will join me in celebrating the unique contributions, histories, and traditions of our Native and Indigenous populations throughout the region. As a land-grant institution, Washington State University recognizes that our […]

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Laying the foundation

Dear Colleagues, As the leaves begin to fall and the days grow shorter, I am reminded that change is often a requirement and a precursor for growth. These days, there is no shortage of change happening in and around the system. Thanks to the collective efforts of faculty and staff, we have seen a significant […]

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Answering your questions on the future of Cougar Athletics

Dear Cougar Nation, As we continue to navigate the evolving landscape of intercollegiate athletics and conference realignment, I would like to provide a brief update regarding our search for an appropriate landing spot for Cougar Athletics. I have had several people ask different questions since my last update — so let me provide some information […]

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Welcome back to a new academic year

Dear Colleagues, Welcome to the fall 2023 semester! I am always energized and excited as we begin each new academic year seeing our faculty and staff back on campus after summer breaks and welcoming returning students back home. This year, I also have the distinct pleasure of welcoming over 100 new faculty colleagues across the system alongside […]

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Addressing recent Pac-12 developments

Dear Cougar Nation, The last few weeks have been tumultuous for Washington State University and the Pac‑12 Conference. The decision by the University of Washington and the University of Oregon to accept offers to join the Big Ten Conference sealed the fate of the Pac‑12. By the end of the day on Friday, only four members […]

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