Years ago, though still just in its adolescence as a small two-year university, Washington State University Vancouver started to think bigger.
How do we grow? How can we create a real sense of community on campus? What services do we need for the next generation?
While the COVID-19 pandemic added a whole new collection of questions, the acceleration of decadelong trends in student demographics are leading WSU Vancouver to consider how it can serve as more of a caretaker for its students — a role more typical of a residential four-year institution.