Looking ahead to 2016 at WSU Spokane

Jensen Byrd WSU Spokane

A lot happened in 2015.

Now, it’s time to look forward to this year.

It should be another eventful year at WSU Spokane. Here’s what we’re looking forward to:

Working toward preliminary medical school accreditation
The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine submitted its application for accreditation on Dec. 1, and is working to secure preliminary accreditation. The Liaison Committee on Medical Education will review the application materials in February and if the application is in order, it will conduct a site visit sometime this year.

College of Pharmacy’s 125th anniversary
The WSU College of Pharmacy will celebrate its 125th anniversary in 2016, marking the occasion with a kickoff event on Jan. 15. The college will celebrate 125 years of producing pharmacists that are present in communities all across the state, and the valuable research conducted in the college. A gala celebration will be held later in the year.

The opening of the Spokane Teaching Health Clinic
The Spokane Teaching Health Clinic will be open to the public this summer. It is currently under construction on campus. The clinic – operated by Providence Health Care in partnership with WSU Spokane and the Empire Health Foundation – will allow health sciences students on campus to gain experience working with patients.

Kicking off the redevelopment of the Jensen-Byrd Building
The Jensen-Byrd warehouse on campus currently sits unoccupied, but as we announced last year, we will search for developers to turn the property into a mixed-use facility intended for the campus. The facility was a focus point in our most recent Master Plan.

Introducing a new dean
The College of Nursing will soon hire a new dean to lead the college that has been in Spokane in one form or another since 1969.