WSU is advancing Washington industries …
WSU teams with aviation to develop sustainable aviation biofuels …
WSU partners to develop bioproducts that reduce dependence on petroleum imports …
WSU works with state commodity commissions to conduct needed agricultural research …
WSU developed the technology used for wood-plastic composites used for buildings …
WSU researchers work to improve dairy productivity and reduce disease …
WSU research has made Washington one of the world’s most productive wheat-growing regions …

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

Time to lend your voice – you matter


WSU Impact believes one thing wholeheartedly. Washington State University’s best assets are it graduates. Our alumni are shining examples of the value of a college education. You also are its best voice.

Today, WSU Impact reached out to its over 1000 members with a call to action. If you are not a member of WSU Impact, now is the time to join. Register and access your personal home page and digital resources that make it easy to immediately connect with your state Senator and two state Representatives. We provide the information and the tools to easily share your support for higher education, what it has meant to your life, and to learn about WSU’s key priorities for this year’s legislative session. If you agree, you can send a message to your legislators in one click. Democracy depends on all of us. Below is the call to action we sent to WSU Impact members – if you are intrigued, register as a member of WSU Impact and take action. Remember, please use your own personal time and devices if a state employee.

Take Action – WSU Impact

WSU’s spring semester is in full swing at Washington State University, and as students went back to school, your elected officials also went back to work in Olympia.

But have they heard from you yet?

On January 9th, the Washington State Legislature reconvened to make new laws and establish a two-year budget to fund public schools, transportation, and public safety among other important state needs. One of their top priorities will be addressing education – and that includes higher ed and Washington State University. Among WSU’s top priorities: operating funding for the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine and construction funding for two agriculture research buildings located in Pullman.

First distributionWSU is also supporting Washington Competes. This comprehensive package, backed by the state’s public baccalaureates, community and technical colleges, and independent colleges, is focusing on preparing students for success. It promotes new investments for high demand degrees in health sciences, STEM and teacher preparation, student success, and includes funding to maintain educational quality for students.

These are important considerations not only for WSU students, but all students attending our four-year public universities and colleges.

Funding for higher education and WSU will change lives, and will bolster our state’s economy by providing a skilled workforce for 21st century jobs.

But lawmakers are busy. They’re not always sure how best to support their constituents. And that’s where you come in.

As WSU alums and our friends, your voice matters.

We know that you believe that investments in higher education are a public good, and we ask you to join us in telling your legislators that you support these priorities.

Your action items don’t need to be big – we provide you with personalized tools to connect with your legislators. Join us by taking these steps:

  • Join WSU Impact or if already a member, log back in and get up to speed on the current issues that are important to Cougar Nation
  • Stay up to date on deadlines, decisions, and news by following us on Facebook and Twitter and regularly visiting We keep you informed on how WSU and higher education are faring during the session.
  • Feeling inspired? WSU Impact makes it easy to be connected to your state Senator and two Representatives: click here for an easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide to be a volunteer advocate for WSU. And in one easy click, take action for WSU

We know that when WSU alumni speak up, lawmakers listen. Join WSU Impact and engage to make a difference for our students and our state this year.

Your team at WSU Impact

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