Washington State University President Kirk Schulz has been on the job for about six months. The latest edition of the WSU Spokane Magazine has this Q&A with WSU’s new president to talk about his thoughts on Spokane, WSU’s medical school and more:
The most important and the one that prompted high fives and whoops and hollers heard all the way across the state was the October 19 decision by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, or LCME – the allopathic medical school accrediting agency in the U.S. and Canada – to grant preliminary accreditation to the college so that it may accept medical students.
At the request of the student body, WSU Spokane has created a new Student Diversity Center.
Dion Crommarty (pictured) was recently hired as the Diversity Center Coordinator. Crommarty has experience in higher education at Bloomsburg University, Penn State University, the University of Alaska-Anchorage and the University of Montana.
We sat down with Crommarty to learn about his path to WSU Spokane and his vision for the Diversity Center.
Last week, WSU’s Board of Regents approved, among many items, the renaming of the South Campus Facility at WSU Spokane to the Center for Clinical Research and Simulation – a name that better illustrates what goes on inside.
For the second year in a row, our campus hosted the TEAM Conference for first responders and mental health professionals.
The conference – put on through a collaboration among WSU Spokane, the Spokane Police and Fire departments, and Frontier Behavior Health – explored Trauma-Informed Care, and focused on response, resiliency and recovery.
The goal was for those from all of the professions present to understand how to deal with trauma, and some of the reasons why our bodies react to certain traumatic situations.
He was most recently the dean of student development at Olympic College in Bremerton, Wash. Before that, he was the director of student success at the Community Colleges of Spokane. Mohr holds a Ph.D. in leadership studies from Gonzaga University. We sat down with Mohr to talk about his return to Spokane, his role on campus, his favorite TV show and more.