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Your ideas and constructive criticism related to the Drive to 25 initiative is invited. In fact, it’s essential to our success. Achieving Top 25 stature truly requires an ongoing dialogue and the involvement of the entire WSU community.

So please share examples of Top 25-like WSU achievements, ideas about how we can better communicate our successes, and other thoughts, such as:

  • If you could make one change that would make WSU a top 25 by 2030, what would it be?
  • Is there a topic, research area, partner, or student success opportunity that you think WSU should be engaging but isn’t? What is it and why?
  • Imagine you had unlimited dollars to invest, and the only requirement was that you had to use the money to help WSU do a better job of fulfilling its land-grant mission of teaching, research, and engagement. How would you spend that money?

We look forward to publishing comments in this space. You may share your input anonymously. If you prefer to email your thoughts, please send them to

Note: Feedback of any nature is welcome. Comments regarding the Drive to 25 initiative will be published here. All other input will be forwarded separately to the Office of the President for consideration.

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We need greater focus on research through dramatically increased hiring of tenure track faculty and administrative personnel as well as true support of faculty and graduate research through increased internal funding. These mechanisms drive research but are severely lacking in my home college – Arts and Sciences. We need far better treatment of new faculty in particular, who very often leave WSU within 2 years of arrival. And we need to reduce the student as consumer focus, which has led to a far greater faculty focus on how to get high student evals than on how to teach students effectively (factors that are demonstrably inversely correlated).

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Take forestry seriously. Half of the state is forested. Billions of dollars of economic activity are generated each year and forests define the beauty of our state in many areas. The Forestry program WSU currently has is nothing more than a brochure – there is NOTHING to it on campus or in its Extension services. WSU recently built a wine center in south central Washington where grapes are grown. Why won’t WSU put a forestry program where it makes sense geographically? Spokane would be a perfect place for a forestry program and instead WSU is ceding this to Green River Community College! Myopic does not even begin to describe the lack of vision WSU has for one of Washington’s most important land bases and source of bounteous resources.

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May we recycle the card packets or when done viewing return so they may be redistributed to save printing costs? thank you

I appreciated the information presented at the Town Hall meeting I attended. As a University communicator, my one criticism is a I am disappointed “Twenty-Five” is not hyphenated in the branding for the campaign.

I see that there are times devoted to all of the WSU Campuses with one exclusion…the Global Campus.
Will there be an opportunity for the Global Campus staff and students to participate?