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An investigation by an outside lawyer has found no evidence of gender discrimination against the former provost and executive vice president of Washington State University, who served in that position for less than two months last fall.
Washington State University President Kirk Schulz has taken a voluntary 10% pay cut for one year and turned down a $50,000 retention bonus as the university works to regain its financial footing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A performance review of Washington State University President Kirk Schulz released Friday by the university is packed with praise but acknowledged there are some key challenges on the horizon for both the president and the university system as a whole.
As provost, Mitzi Montoya reported directly to President Kirk Schulz and oversaw teaching and research across WSU campuses. She left the position in late September, less than two months after she was recruited from Oregon State University.
After less than two months on the job, former WSU provost Mitzi Montoya described receiving sexist performance evaluations and other resistance from fellow administrators. “I learned that there are major concerns about me – I need a personality transplant, I need to be more feminine and conforming in my communication style, and I need to be less intelligent,” she wrote in a September email to President Kirk Schulz.
Mitzi Montoya, an administrator at Oregon State University, will start her new job at Washington State University on Aug. 1.
Bernardo plans to step down from his current role as provost and executive vice president, but will remain on the job until a permanent successor is appointed. Afterward, he will work part-time as a “special adviser” to President Kirk Schulz, according to a news release.
Washington State University President Kirk Schulz has been chosen as the newest member and Pac-12 representative of the College Football Playoff Board of Managers, the organization announced Monday.
Former Washington State quarterback, and current athletic department employee, Jason Gesser has issued a statement denying that he has had any inappropriate sexual relations with interns or staff, and wrote that he will not allow his “name to be unfairly smeared.”
Washington State University officials announced Thursday that they found “no violation of University policy” regarding an investigation into alleged inappropriate sexual conduct by former quarterback, and current athletic staff member, Jason Gesser.
The Daily Evergreen at Washington State University was named among the top three student-run daily newspapers in the country, and three Evergreen reporters won national honors for their aggressive coverage of university budget cuts.
Better accountability and a better accounting system are long overdue at Washington State University, the school’s governing body was told Thursday afternoon.
Washington State anticipates its multiyear athletics debt will reach $67 million by the end of the 2018 fiscal year, a school spokesperson confirmed to The Spokesman-Review Friday, and the school’s Board of Regents will convene next week to formulate a plan to reduce the operating deficit.
A petition calling on Washington State University to significantly cut its administrators’ salaries was officially delivered to President Kirk Schulz’s office Wednesday night and on Thursday to the Washington State House Higher Education Committee and WSU Board of Regents.
If the goal of the tax package is to make the United States more economically competitive, penalizing students and higher education is not the way to do it.
Washington State University departments have found ways to keep retention counselors on the payroll and avoid cutting graduate research stipends, but some remain dissatisfied over the administration’s handling of a $30 million deficit.
As Washington State University tries to turn around its financial ship, a couple of faculty members have made a modest proposal: Cut the six-figure salaries at the top of the organization. They don’t want to cut all the six-figure salaries, mind you. The faculty did not propose, for example, cutting six-figure faculty salaries.
Washington State University faculty offered extended applause to a scathing statement by a colleague regarding the university’s decision to cut the Performing Arts program Thursday afternoon at a regular meeting of the WSU Faculty Senate.
In a 36-minute interview with the editors of the student newspaper on Tuesday, Washington State University President Kirk Schulz defended the hiring of a new administrator amid sweeping budget cuts and described in broad strokes how the university plans to pull out of a $30 million deficit.
Washington State University President Kirk Schulz announced sweeping budget cuts in an online statement Monday evening, fulfilling a promise he made when starting the job to curb the university’s spending habits.