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Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Faculty and Staff

Voiland College Budget Update – August 28, 2018

As we begin a new school year, I would like to give you an update on where we are with addressing Voiland College’s budget gap.

As many of you know, WSU President Schulz has made improving WSU’s fiscal health a major priority of his administration, and it is one of mine, too. Budget discussions can be very complex, but our focus is primarily on the spending of funding provided by the state; tuition and fees provided by students; revenue generated from our business operations, like service centers; and the overhead funding allocated to us from the research we conduct. Our progress in donor gifts and research funding – in the form of grants and contracts we receive from industries and government agencies – are separate categories that I will update you on later this year. » More ...

Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Prevention – Mandatory Training

WSU is committed to being an institution that demonstrates trust and respect for all persons and cultivates individual and institutional integrity in all that we do. All Washington State University employees are required to complete discrimination and sexual harassment prevention training. New employees must complete this training within six months of the date of hire, and the course must be completed every five years. » More ...

Please welcome our new associate deans

Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to announce the appointments of Associate Professor Krishnamoorthy Sivakumar as Voiland College’s Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and Associate Research Professor Shelley Pressley as Voiland College’s Associate Dean of Student Services. » More ...

Spring Update

I want to thank everyone who participated in the VCEA Town Hall meeting last week. I know this time of year is especially hectic, so I appreciate that you took the time to hear the latest updates from around Voiland College. » More ...

Changes to Purchasing, Travel, and Reimbursement

In conversations with VCEA faculty and staff, many of you have brought forward ideas on how Voiland College can improve efficiencies and mitigate our budget situation.

One common theme I have consistently heard is the need for higher level departmental authority as it relates to purchasing, travel, and reimbursement. Having these activities administered at the departmental level allows for more localized budgetary oversight and will expedite this sometimes time-consuming process.

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