Dean’s Message

Dean’s message: April 2024

I have been enjoying travels these past few weeks as I advocate on behalf of the college in Washington, D.C., attending a conference focused on topics of national importance to veterinary medicine, and meeting with donors on the west side of the state.

Dori outside the College in October 2023.

Dean’s message: October 2023

We have had a truly picturesque fall in the Palouse. This week temperatures are expected to drop and my morning walks now align with big sky sunrises and evening walks showcase the muted colors of winter sky.

Dori outside the College in October 2023.

Dean’s message: September 2023

Here on the Palouse, people are making the most of those last moments of sunshine that follow the chill of morning air. Today I saw a student rise from the Bustad lawn where she had created a wonderful, warm space to study among small yellow flowers. She moved to give her space fully to the […]

Dean Dori Borjesson standing outside Bustad Hall on the WSU campus.

Dean’s message: August 2023

The winds have whipped up in the Palouse, adding drama to this week of ceremonies and education rituals. Last month I wrote about firsts. This month is about the annual welcoming events that tie us together as an academic community. At the college this fall, we welcomed 141 new veterinary students, around the same number […]

Dean Dori Borjesson standing outside Bustad Hall on the WSU campus.

Dean’s message: June 2023

Rain came, reminding us of summer’s tenuous hold on the Palouse. But, to me, the intense greens are worth the gray skies. We have those lively quail and red-winged blackbirds back (although, who really needs to sing at 4 a.m., honestly?) and my husband and I have discovered a pond dominated by yellow-headed blackbirds. Very […]

Dean Dori Borjesson standing outside Bustad Hall on the WSU campus.