Budget Update III

As I am certain you are aware, more important budget news that could have significant implications for WSU and CAHNRS in the next biennium came out of the Legislature in Olympia late last week. In the interest of communicating as clearly and consistently as possible about how CAHNRS will approach the budget challenges ahead, I […]

Budget Update II

Recent weeks have been filled with important budget news for the state, WSU, and CAHNRS. As I noted in my message to CAHNRS faculty and staff just before Thanksgiving, I will communicate as clearly and consistently as possible about how we as a college will approach the budget challenges ahead. Given recent news, it’s a […]

Budget Update

You’ve seen the headlines and the messages from President Floyd and our state officials. We find ourselves in one of the most difficult economic situations in our country’s history; in Washington State, we face an estimated $6 billion hole in the state budget for the next biennium. As an economist, I can tell you that […]

Academic Affairs Program Prioritization Process Update

Washington State University, as other distinctive, land grant, research institutions of higher education in this country, has a mission of instruction, scholarship and research, and service. The vision for WSU directs the institution to achieve excellence and pre-eminence in a selected number of areas of scholarship and research while delivering world-class graduate and undergraduate degree […]

On the Road with President Floyd

Today is the third day of our tour of south-central Washington with Washington State University President Elson Floyd. The trip has been filled with a variety of events including stops in Prosser, Yakima, and the Tri-Cities for meetings with alumni groups, editorial boards, WSU faculty and staff, economic development committees, and other key stakeholders. It […]

Ag Kitchen Cabinet

CAHNRS recently established the “WSU Ag Kitchen Cabinet.” The Cabinet will provide support and advice to the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) and Washington State University Extension on matters related to food and agriculture research and education programs. Formation of the Ag Kitchen Cabinet represents another attempt to better connect the […]

Update on CAHNRS Strategic Planning Activities

For nearly a year, the CAHNRS Administration (deans, associate deans, chairs, and directors) have been involved in an exercise to “refresh” the college’s strategic plan. CAHNRS’s current strategic plan was developed in 2001-02 and officially launched in May 2002. Numerous fiscal and organizational changes have occurred since that time, not the least of which include […]