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"Take Five" for WSU and higher education, In the News

Now’s the time, connect with your legislators for WSU

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On February 15th, Washington State University President Kirk H. Schulz presented to the WSU community, located across our state, in his first State of the University Address. His report was full of great information about WSU accomplishments and a vision for even more impactful education and research in the years ahead. He also shared the legislative priorities for the institution. You can join President Schulz in reaching out to lawmakers and letting them know how important keeping higher education affordable, accessible is to current and future students and supporting WSU priorities.

Last week, Washington State University President Kirk Schulz delivered his first State of the University address. In his remarks, President Schulz hailed WSU’s many innovative, expansive programs, which offer students an opportunity to develop career-ready skills while also contributing significantly to the state’s economy and protecting public health.

From veterinary medicine to agriculture to environmental research, the students and faculty at WSU are making huge scientific strides that net national attention—but, as President Schulz reminded us, we can’t do it without help from the Washington Legislature.

“As I go look around the country, the State of Washington is one of the few states that still aggressively, positively supports higher education,” said President Schulz. Funding for new buildings, affordable textbooks, and competitive salaries for faculty and graduate students are just some of the critical components that Washington continues to fund and we need that to continue

“Our job is to tell them and advocate for why these things are important,” President Schulz stated.

With the resources and tools of WSU Impact, it can be our job, too!

Record numbers of students are enrolling at our WSU campuses all over the state and the President’s ambitious Drive to 25 plan will elevate the University’s national and international profile and demonstrate how great it is to be a Coug. If we want WSU to continue to be a home for excellent education that helps students achieve big things, we need our lawmakers to know.

You heard the President. While your elected officials are in Olympia, please join us and tell your lawmakers how much we appreciate their continued support of higher education and WSU.

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