In the past few months, a number of developments in Spokane’s University District show how much the neighborhood could mean for Spokane’s future, and we are proud to play a large role.
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.
Paul, an enrolled member of the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho, is one of seven honorees.
Paul has been instrumental in showcasing the health sciences programs offered through WSU to Native American populations.
The fall semester begins in 20 days here at WSU Spokane.
We felt it was a good time to review some recent news headlines concerning our campus, including a new clinic, recognition for our vice chancellor, a visit from the Air National Guard and more.
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.
WSU Spokane recently hired Jim Mohr as its vice chancellor of student affairs. Mohr began in this role on July 1.
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.
“That was awesome. That was so much fun.”
Those words came from a high school student immediately after her group finished their session with Sim Man, the mannequin used by the College of Nursing in its simulation lab.
She is one of 20 Native American high school students on campus through June 30 for the 21st Annual Na-ha-shnee Health Sciences Institute.