December 13, 2006

WSU Chooses New President

Washington State University (WSU) announced this morning the selection of Elson S. Floyd as the tenth president of WSU.  Floyd, who is currently president of the University of Missouri will succeed V. Lane Rawlins, who announced earlier this year that he would step down at president at the end of the current academic year. Floyd has… Read More


December 12, 2006

Senate Higher Education Staff Changes

With the recent reorganization of the Senate and House of Representatives, a number of changes have been made that will affect staffing for higher education. The creation of a separate Higher Education committee in the Senate, chaired by Sen. Paull Shin (D-Edmonds), has resulted in some committee staff assignment changes.  Susan Mielke, who had served as coordinator for the… Read More


Governor Announces Math and Science Initiative

Governor Gregoire plans to formally release her 2007-09 biennial budget proposal on Tuesday December 19.  During the next week, she will spend each day highlighting some of the most important aspects of her spending proposal. Yesterday, she unveiled a $197 million math and science initiative at Garfield High School in Seattle.  Improving math and science education was a key strategy in… Read More