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Chancellor’s Office

Message from Chancellor Lisa J. Brown

It is an honor to serve as chancellor of this institution at such a significant time in its history.

We are preparing to open the state of Washington’s second publicly-funded medical school on this campus and at the same time, we have teamed up with community partners to construct a teaching health clinic that is giving Spokane more medical residency slots for the post-graduate education required of all new physicians before they can become board certified.

The process of preparing for full accreditation of the new medical school is underway. We have a very talented, enthusiastic and dedicated team working on the process. It is exciting.

The new clinic is expected to open in August 2016 and was created by a consortium we formed with Providence Health Care and the Empire Health Foundation to obtain federal funding for resident slots made available to teaching health clinics under the Affordable Care Act. Once finished, the Family and Internal medicine residency positions – and many of their patients – will transfer from their current location downtown to our campus. The residents will work alongside faculty and students from other disciplines – pharmacy, nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy and social work in a truly inter-professional environment.

Community support for this institution – past and present – has created the incredible momentum we are experiencing here. I served for more than 20 years as a state representative and state senator representing Spokane in the Washington Legislature and I watched as the community’s support for this campus influenced and shaped its growth. Since 2010, this campus has been WSU’s designated “Health Sciences Campus” and it is gratifying to be serving the more than 1,400 future healthcare professionals who are studying here. What a privilege it has been to be chancellor of this institution since January 2013.

Lisa J. Brown
Chancellor, WSU Spokane

Margaret Holt,
Asst. to the Chancellor
Lisa J. Brown,