June 19, 2007

WSU Hires New VP for Economic Development

By Randy Hodgins

Today’s Olympian has a story about a new hire at WSU.  In an interview with the Associated Press yesterday, President Elson Floyd announced the hiring of John C. Gardner to become WSU’s new Vice President for Economic Development and Extension.  Gardner worked with Floyd at the University of Missouri and his job will be focused on helping develop the state’s economy through research that leads to jobs.

In the same interview, Floyd also expressed an interest in growing WSU’s graduate and professional enrollment at the Pullman campus, but did not see a need to signficantly increase the number of undergraduate enrollments.

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