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WSU Spokane Campus Timeline

  • 2017
    the 60 students in the first cohort of medical students at WSU
    The 60 students first-ever cohort of WSU medical students begin classes in August 2017. Lisa J. Brown resigns as chancellor and announces she is running for Congress. Daryll B. DeWald is appointed the 4th chancellor of the campus.
  • 2016
    picture of spokane teaching health clinic
    Spokane Teaching Health Clinic opens on campus. Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine receives accreditation and accepts applications for first class of students.
  • 2015
    picture of Elson.S.Floyd
    Washington’s legislators and governor changed the law, allowing WSU to open a medical school. WSU President Elson S. Floyd died three months later on June 20. College of Medical Sciences is changed to the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. Founding Dean John Tomkowiak is hired.
  • 2014
    WSU Spokane Campus
    Infrastructure investment totals more than $208 million. Research grants and contracts received since 2005 total $127 million. New administrative unit created at Spokane – WSU College of Medical Sciences. WSU pursues opening a medical school in Spokane.
  • 2013
    Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Building
    Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences building opens. WSU College of Pharmacy completes move from Pullman to Spokane. WSU part of consortium established to create Teaching Health Center on campus.
  • 2011
    Construction begins on the Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences building.
  • 2010
    Academic Success Center
    WSU Board of Regents designate WSU Spokane the University’s Health Sciences campus.
  • 2009
    WSU College of Nursing Building
    College of Nursing building dedicated and College moves to campus from Fort George Wright Drive.
  • 2008
    First-year medical degree education added to Spokane campus through UW.
  • 2006
    Academic Center building opens. State-of-the-art sleep research laboratory opens.
  • 2002
    WSU Spokane Health Sciences Building
    Health Sciences Building opens. College of Pharmacy moves clinical education from Pullman to Spokane.
  • 2001
    jensen-byrd building
    Jensen-Byrd Building at 131 E. Main Ave. is acquired
  • 1996
    WSU Spokane Phase 1 Building
    Phase One Classroom Building is dedicated; first new building on campus
  • 1994
    Former SIRTI building opens across the street from campus as first new building for WSU Spokane. Construction begins on Phase One Classroom Building.
  • 1990
    First WSU Spokane commencement
  • 1989
    Governor signs legislation creating WSU Spokane. WSU Spokane established in leased space downtown.