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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.”

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Washington State University Office of the Provost

Washington State University Office of the Provost

Washington State University Office of the Provost

“I value the opportunity to help provide the vision and momentum for fostering a welcoming, supportive, and safe learning environment at Washington State University. I am honored to provide academic leadership and support for our faculty, staff, and students to enhance education, research, and a transformational student experience.”

-Bryan Slinker, Interim Provost and Executive Vice President


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