WSU welcomes Dr. Elizabeth Chilton
Washington State University is pleased to welcome Dr. Elizabeth Chilton as incoming provost and executive vice president. Chilton currently serves as dean of the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences at Binghamton University.
Chilton was selected following a nationwide search and will succeed Bryan Slinker, who has served as interim provost and executive vice president since September. Chilton’s first day in her new role will be August 1.
Chilton will work closely with WSU President Kirk Schulz to provide overall direction and leadership for the WSU statewide system. The provost is the university’s chief academic officer, responsible for all aspects of WSU’s academic mission.
“I am thrilled to be joining WSU at this important time in its history, as leaders work toward completion of the university’s first system-wide strategic plan with the Drive to 25,” Chilton said. “I’ve spent my professional career as an anthropologist thinking about how systems work most effectively, as well as how the cultures and histories of individual campuses connect to the overall system. I’m excited to be a part of this important process.”