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Third strategic plan underway

Third strategic plan underway

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

November 5, 2019

It has been five years since the university made their last strategic plan and designs for the third strategic plan are now in motion. The strategic plan is a document that acts as the plan/structure of the university for the next five years. It is a form of communication for what the university want...

Dixon named interim director of Graduate Studies

Dixon named interim director of Graduate Studies

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

March 29, 2019

Provost Mohammed Khayum has appointed Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts Michael Dixon as interim director of Graduate Studies. The one-year appointment is effective Monday, April 1 and a national search for a permanent appointment will be held in spring 2020. Current director Mayola Rowser will step dow...

Kiessling promoted to vice president, will retire in August

Kiessling promoted to vice president, will retire in August

Noah Alatza and Riley Guerzini

January 9, 2019

Associate Provost for Student Affairs Marcia Kennard Kiessling has been promoted to vice president for Student Affairs, President Ronald Rochon announced in an email sent to the USI community Jan. 9. "Dr. Kiessling is consistently student-focused and has brought a tremendous energy and passion to thi...

Former Dean promoted to be USI’s next provost

Former Dean promoted to be USI’s next provost

Noah Alatza and Megan Thorne

December 14, 2018

President Ronald Rochon appointed Mohammad Khayum to become the university’s next provost effective Jan. 1, 2019. Khayum was serving as the interim provost after the position was left vacant when Rochon, the former provost, was named as USI’s fourth president. Rochon made the announcement...

University names four finalists for Provost job

University names four finalists for Provost job

Riley Guerzini and Noah Alatza

November 20, 2018

USI’s provost search committee has invited four finalists for the provost position to visit campus next month. Chair of the provost search committee David Bower made the announcement Nov. 19, with interviews set to begin on Dec. 3. The position was left vacant late last year after former Provos...

Provost search update

Provost search update

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

October 30, 2018

Vice President for Development David Bower is leading a search committee to find the university’s next provost. President Ronald Rochon said he is hopeful the committee will give him a recommendation later this semester, with plans to introduce a candidate by the spring. ...

Bennett announces retirement

Bennett announces retirement

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

August 15, 2017

    University President Linda Bennett announced her retirement at Tuesday’s fall faculty and administration meeting. Holding back tears from the podium, Bennett thanked students, faculty, administration and support staff for making the university a community that she is “very pro...

Pott College dean accepts Washington provost gig

Pott College dean accepts Washington provost gig

Gabi Wy, News Editor

March 1, 2016

Scott Gordon said in his 20 years at the university, he’s developed friendships he believes will stand the test of time. The dean of the Pott College of Science, Engineering and Education accepted an invitation to serve as Eastern Washington University’s provost and vice president for academic ...

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