Science II opening

Katherine Frank, seen here speaking to those on hand for the grand opening ceremony at CWU’s Science II building in 2016, is no longer the CWU Provost.

On Monday Central Washington University President James Gaudino informed the campus that Katherine Frank is no longer the CWU Provost and Vice President, according to an email obtained by the Daily Record.

In the email sent out to CWU employees, CWU President Jim Gaudino said he will serve as the interim provost “until he can retain support services from The Registry.” (The Registry is an organization with more than 500 leaders who can step in at higher education institutions temporarily.)

According to the email, Chief of Staff Linda Schactler will handle administrative and day to day operations.

Gaudino wrote that he will begin a national search for a new provost immediately.


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