March 11, 1999
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LARRY JAMES RECEIVES TWO-YEAR APPOINTMENT AS DEAN OF WSU TRI-CITIES
TRI-CITIES, Wash. -- Washington State University at Tri-Cities will continue under the leadership of Dean Larry James for the next two years, WSU Provost Gretchen Bataille announced Thursday.
James has served as interim dean since former dean and campus executive officer James Cochran stepped down at the end of 1998.
His term of appointment as dean runs until June 30, 2001. Bataille said James' experience in agriculture and engineering, as well as administrative positions, has already contributed to his success at the Tri-Cities campus. "As that community changes and grows, the campus will need to develop new programs and new partnerships. Larry is committed to meeting that challenge," said Bataille.
James served as associate dean of WSU's College of Agriculture and Home Economics before being named to the Tri-Cities post.
A 1970 graduate of WSU, James went on to earn his doctorate in agricultural engineering from the University of Minnesota. He joined the agricultural engineering faculty at WSU in 1977, becoming chair of the department in 1987. He was named associate dean and director of academic programs in 1993, and has served as interim dean of the college.
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