PULLMAN, Wash. –Washington
State University's chief academic officer is stepping down as provost and
executive vice president.
WSU says Warwick Bayly will
leave at the end of May.
WSU President Elson S. Floyd
says Bayly held his position during some of the most challenging years.
"Working with the
faculty and deans, Warwick helped to guide our institution through some of the
roughest budgetary waters we have ever faced," Floyd said. "I have
appreciated his energy, insight and dedication to preserving the quality of our
academic programs through it all, and now I respect his decision to return to
Bayly previously served as
dean of the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine. He says recent research
developments and opportunities have re-energized his interest in pursuing
research full time.
"I have found myself
increasingly engaged with thoughts regarding equine exercise and have taken it
as a sign that, after five years, it is a good time to return to that arena," Bayly
Floyd says he is accepting nominations
for an interim provost.