Under Rezac’s tenure, the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture has seen improvements to its student recruitment and retention efforts as well as the expansion of its research and fundraising.
Regents also voted to approve revisions to the university’s undergraduate housing requirement, eliminating an exemption that allowed first‑year students to request an exemption to live in fraternity or sorority houses.
If embraced by the legislature, WSU would receive about $4.44 million annually in state support to establish two new academic programs to help meet the state’s cybersecurity workforce needs for the future.
Graduate students Kitana Kaiphanliam and Brenden Fraser-Hevlin are working to commercialize a bioreactor that is able to grow 25 times more cancer-killing T cells than current technology in half the time.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created recruiting challenges for the upcoming fall semester and while WSU is adjusting deadlines and turning to technology to meet the challenge, it’s also looking for help from faculty and staff.