Letter to Campus

Working together for the future of WSU

Dear Colleagues, The spring semester is now well underway — and along with it, the lingering aspects of what always seems like a lengthy Washington winter season. As we continue through the semester, I wanted to thank you and recognize the work that you do on and off campus to provide an outstanding educational experience […]

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Mourning the loss of Tyre Nichols

Dear WSU Community, The loss of Tyre Nichols, the young Black man killed by police in Memphis earlier this month, is devastating. My heart breaks for the family and friends that knew him and for our country as we try to process this unthinkable tragedy. In anticipation of the release of body cam footage from the […]

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Committing to service

Dear WSU Community, Welcome to the start of a new year! I hope you had an opportunity to relax over the winter break and spend quality time with your loved ones. Noel and I were able to attend our son’s hooding ceremony at Georgia Tech, celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary, and enjoy the holidays with some of our […]

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With gratitude to the WSU Community

Dear Faculty and Staff, As the holidays approach and we close out another calendar year, I would like to thank each of you for making this a successful fall semester across the Washington State University system. The last year has brought tremendous growth, and none of that would have been possible without the dedication of […]

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Enrollment efforts across the system

Dear WSU Community, As an institution, the number of students enrolled across our system plays an integral role in the way we operate. The last few years have proven to be increasingly difficult in that arena as we graduate some of our largest classes in WSU history and confront the ever-changing landscape of higher education during a […]

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Fall semester at WSU

Dear WSU Community, I hope that you are all enjoying the fall semester and staying warm wherever you may be. Around my office in downtown Pullman, the leaves have fully transitioned from green to a familiar crimson hue. It’s a shade I’ve been fortunate to see more and more in my travels across the state. […]

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