Dean Hare of University Wire has reported that Washington State U. Regents have hired a new president. Rafael Stone was confirmed as new president of the Washington State University Board of Regents on May 7. Elizabeth A. Cowles was named vice president. I served as president in 2003-4, after being reappointed by Governor Gary Locke in 2003, and will serve on the board until 2009.

Stone said one major disappointment arising from his time on the Board of Regents is salaries for faculty. “We are constantly trying to push this in Olympia,” Stone said.
Marler said the most important issue he dealt with last year was signing President V. Lane Rawlins to a new contract.