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News briefing to feature Washington's six public college and university presidents

Published: February 02, 2005

Event Date: February 15, 2005

OLYMPIA - Washington's six public college and university presidents will give a joint news briefing in the State Reception Room at the capitol building on Tuesday Feb. 15. The 2:30 p.m. event is a part of the Higher Education Day activities scheduled at the state capitol and around Olympia.

The six presidents will urge the legislature to address the following issues:

  • Increasing access to higher education through funded enrollments
  • Funding of the state need grant
  • Need for capital improvements on the state's four-year campuses
  • The economic development benefits of university research
  • The public good produced by higher education
  • Improving salary competitiveness for faculty and staff

Thomas L. "Les" Purce, President of The Evergreen State College is the Chair of the Council of Presidents and will open the news conference.

Other university presidents speaking are Mark Emmert of the Univ. of Washington, Stephen Jordan of Eastern Washington Univ., Jerilyn McIntire of Central Washington Univ., Karen Morse of Western Washington Univ., and V. Lane Rawlins of Washington State Univ.

What: Higher Education Day at the state capitol
When: Tuesday, February 15, 2005, 2:30 p.m.
Where: Third floor, Legislative Building State reception room

Mark Emmert , President, University of Washington
Stephen Jordan , President, Eastern Washington University
Jerilyn McIntire , President, Central Washington University
Karen Morse , President, Western Washington University
Thomas L. "Les" Purce , President, The Evergreen State College & Chair of the Council of Presidents
V. Lane Rawlins , President, Washington State University


Todd Sprague Executive Director of Marketing, Communications and College Relations
The Evergreen State College
(360) 867-6042