Washington State University Leadership and Mission

 A commitment to service

Washington State University is a public research university committed to its land-grant heritage and tradition of service to society.


To advance knowledge through creative research and scholarship across a wide range of academic disciplines.

To extend knowledge through innovative educational programs in which emerging scholars are mentored to realize their highest potential and assume roles of leadership, responsibility, and service to society.

To apply knowledge through local and global engagement that will improve quality of life and enhance the economy of the state, nation, and world.

Strategic plan

The 2014-19 strategic plan sets forth goals and strategies that will enable WSU to progress toward its aspiration of becoming one of the nation’s leading land-grant universities, preeminent in research and discovery, teaching, and engagement.


President Elson S. Floyd, Ph.D. has led Washington State University’s 4-campus, statewide system since 2007. He is the University’s 10th president since its founding in 1890.

Academic affairs

Office of the Provost