WSU's Vancouver branch chancellor resigning

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VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) -- The chancellor who has led Washington State University's Vancouver, Wash., branch campus since its beginning in 1989 is resigning, effective Aug. 15.

In an email Tuesday, WSU President Elson Floyd praised Hal Dengerink's leadership and judgment and said the branch campus is a lasting tribute to his efforts.

Floyd will assemble a search committee to look for a successor. In the meantime, the interim chancellor position will continue to be filled by Lynn Valenter. Valenter has held the interim position for the past 16 months while Dengerink has periodically taken medical leave.