Letter to Campus

A new chapter for WSU

Dear WSU Family, Welcome to the Fall 2022 semester. I hope you were able to take some time over the summer to refresh and re‑energize in advance of the start of another academic year. For the first time since 2019, we are starting fall classes without any restrictions on our campuses. It’s an exciting return to normalcy, […]

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A time to reflect and commit to doing better

Next week marks the first recognition of Juneteenth as an official state and federal holiday. The holiday commemorates June 19, 1865, the day when news of the end of the Civil War finally reached Galveston, Texas, nearly two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed by President Abraham Lincoln. We appreciate that our state leaders […]

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Celebrating Pride Month

June marks Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex (LGBTQI+) Pride Month. Originally celebrated to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Greenwich Village, Pride Month has grown to be a recognition of the impact LGBTQI+ individuals have had and continue to have, on history at home, across the nation, and abroad. At WSU, we honor and celebrate the tremendous […]

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Celebrating our progress over the last year

Dear WSU Community, As another semester comes to an end, I would like to celebrate the progress we have made over the last year. From resuming in‑person instruction and events to advancing OneWSU planning and installing our inaugural chancellor of the Pullman campus—a lot has changed for the university community. In June 2020, leadership adopted […]

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Employee salary increases

Dear WSU Community, After making employee compensation our top priority during the recent legislative session, I shared during the State of the University that the Washington Legislature funded a 3.25% salary increase for all classified staff. I also said that more information on raises for all other WSU employees would be shared by April 15. Today, I’m pleased […]

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Supporting our international community

On behalf of Washington State University, we reaffirm our solidarity with and support of the international community in condemning the destructive attacks on Ukraine. Our thoughts are with our students, scholars, and everyone who has been impacted. The Office of International Programs, in collaboration with the Office of the Dean of Students, has been in […]

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