WSU Vancouver searches for new chancellor

Public forum will be held on Nov. 7

By Tom Vogt, Columbian science, military & history reporter

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A 17-member search committee has been appointed to lead the search for the next chancellor of Washington State University Vancouver.

Gay Selby, assistant clinical professor in the College of Education at WSU Vancouver, is chairing the committee.

The committee includes 12 members of WSU's faculty and staff: two from Pullman, one from Spokane and nine from Vancouver; one WSUV student; and four business leaders from Southwest Washington.

The next chancellor of WSU Vancouver will fill the role vacated when H.A. "Hal" Dengerink, WSU Vancouver's founding chancellor, retired in August. Dengerink died on on Sept. 14 after a two-year battle with brain cancer.

The public is invited to offer input at a forum from 4-5:30 p.m. Nov. 7 in the Dengerink Administration building on the WSU Vancouver campus, 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave.

For information, visit http://admin.vancouver.wsu.edu/chancellor-search.