Sandra Haynes Appointed Chancellor of the Tri-Cities Campus of Washington State University

Last month, WIAReport published a post noting that there was one woman among the four finalists for chancellor of the Tri-Cities campus of Washington State University. The one woman finalist was selected for the post.

Sandra Haynes has been serving as deputy provost for academic and student affairs at Metropolitan State University in Denver, Colorado. Earlier in her career, Dr Haynes served for 13 years as dean of the College of Professional Studies at Metropolitan State University.

In accepting the appointment, Dr. Haynes stated, “I look forward to playing a role in the important contributions the campus makes in the Columbia Basin area through quality instruction and the advancement of life-changing research.  I am also excited to join the vibrant and engaged Tri-Cities community.”

Dr. Haynes will begin her role as chancellor on March 1. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in experimental neuropsychology, all from Colorado State University.

The Tri-Cities campus, serving the cities of Richland, Kennewick, and Pasco in southeastern Washington, enrolls nearly 2,000 students. More than 70 percent of the students are enrolled in STEM-related academic disciplines. The campus offers 20 undergraduate and 33 graduate degree programs.

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