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Office of Economic Development Economic Development Council
The Economic Development Council’s mission is to be an economic driver and facilitator for the state of Washington and in communities WSU serves.
Comprised of leadership from across WSU campuses and areas of expertise, the Council will regularly collaborate, serve as an incubator, provide for and facilitate research and innovation and engage and contribute to the economy of the state and our local communities as part of WSU’s land grant mission.

Council Goals

The Economic Development Council aims to better coordinate activities across the university, and provide easier access to resources for WSU’s external partners.


Steering Committee

Daniel J. Bernardo

Provost and Executive Vice President

Lisa Brown

Chancellor, WSU Spokane

Keith Moo-Young

Chancellor, WSU Tri-Cities

Mel Netzhammer

Chancellor, WSU Vancouver

Paul Pitre

Chancellor, WSU North Puget Sound at Everett

David Cillay

Vice President for Academic Outreach and Innovation

Asif Chaudry

Vice President for International Affairs

Christopher Keane

Vice President for Research

Colleen Kerr

Vice President for External Affairs and Government Relations

Stacy Pearson

Vice President for Finance and Administration

Gil Picciotto

Interim CEO of WSU Foundation

Sasi Pillay

Vice President for Information Technology Services and CIO

Phil Weiler

Vice President of Marketing and Communication