Eastern Washington University President Rodolfo Arévalo, who took leave in early December to recover from cancer treatment, will return to the Cheney campus on Monday, the acting president said.
“I am happy to report that President Arévalo’s medical recovery has continued to be successful,” said John Mason, who will resume duties as provost and vice president for academic affairs.
Arévalo announced on Dec. 1 that he would be gone from campus for a month, but his leave was extended indefinitely in January. Last summer the president had a tumor removed and later underwent treatment as a precaution.
His return to EWU comes at a difficult time for higher education as state universities await inevitable budget cuts in the current legislative session. The board of trustees will meet Friday to approve Arévalo’s resumption of duties.