Introducing: Vice Provost Kelly Ward
May 4, 2017
Professor Kelly Ward has been appointed as WSU’s new Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Recognition.
Similar to others who currently work in the provost office, Kelly’s appointment will be 80 percent as vice provost and 20 percent as a College of Education faculty member.
“Given her scholarship and experience, Kelly is enormously qualified for this position and will do well,” said college dean Mike Trevisan. “This appointment spotlights and promotes the skills and talents we have in the college.”
The position will be effective July 1, 2017.
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Brandon Chapman joined the College of Education in August, 2013. He helps share the great things accomplished at the College of Education. Perhaps it’s leading research. Perhaps it’s scholarly publications. Maybe it’s a great story about a faculty or staff member, or even a student. Whatever the case, it’s Brandon’s job to get the word out there, to both internal and external sources.
Brandon has more than 12 years experience in marketing and communications, including with the Department of Early Learning, various local radio stations and TV stations, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and Sports Illustrated. He most recently headed PR and media relations efforts for Longview Fibre Paper and Packaging.
He spent two seasons (2006 and 2007) as a professional baseball play-by-play broadcaster.
Brandon received his master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University’s prestigious S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
Before that, he earned his B.A. from WSU’s Edward R. Murrow School of Communication (he double majored in Spanish). He was a sports editor at The Daily Evergreen, and took an active role with both Cable 8 and KUGR. He was a WSU Community College President’s Award recipient. He won the Murrow Award in 2004, as well as winning the first ever Keith Jackson Award for excellence in sports broadcasting for a student.
He received his associate’s degree in Radio/TV from Centralia College.
Brandon is married to Sarah and they have four boys. Brandon is a Pullman City Councilmember, having won his seat in November 2017.