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Chancellor, WSU Everett & Everett University Center

WSU Everett, 207
425-405-1712
pep@wsu.edu

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Biography

Paul Pitre is Chancellor for Washington State University’s Everett campus. Dr. Pitre became Chancellor in September 2016, after serving as Academic Dean of the campus from 2011- 2016.

Dr. Pitre is an associate professor of Educational Leadership and Counseling Psychology at WSU. Prior to accepting a faculty position at WSU, he was a member of the Auburn University faculty. Pitre has worked in Public Affairs for the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce and as a Program Management Analyst at the U.S. Department of Education. He has also held several administrative posts in higher education.

His research interests center on P-20 education policy, leadership and governance in higher education, and college access and choice. Pitre received his doctorate in Education Policy and Leadership from the University of Maryland. He also received his master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from New York University and his bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from Western Washington University.

Read Chancellor Pitre’s latest campus update in The Pitre Dish.

RECENT MEDIA

An essay: Sparking a New Generation of Leadership

State of Washington: Governor appoints Dr. Paul Pitre to the State Board of Education

WSU Insider: Dominican Republic visit could help elevate farmers above subsistence

Seattle Medium: WSU Everett Chancellor’s Passion is Providing an Opportunity for People to Change Their Lives

Everett Herald: Take a sneak peak at WSU’s new home in Everett

The Seattle Times: WSU’s new building: ‘the biggest thing Everett has ever done in terms of its future’

From the desk of the Chancellor: Standing with our international students

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

  • Pitre, P.E., & Pitre, C.C. (2013) Entrepreneurship, inquiry, and college choice: Leveraging the school curriculum to increase student academic engagement and college aspirations. In F.W. Parkay, E.J., Anctil & G.J. Hass (Eds.), Curriculum planning: A contemporary approach. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
  • Pitre, P.E., & James, E.L. (2012). Diversity in schools: Is aid to schools under Title I the best way to close the achievement gap between students who are economically disadvantaged and those who are not? In C.J. Russo & A.G. Osborne (Eds.), Debating issues in American education. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • James, E.L., & Pitre, P.E.  (2012). Diversity in schools: Are legislated school desegregation policies adequate to address unequal educational opportunities for students of color? In C.J. Russo & A.G. Osborne (Eds.), Debating issues in American education. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Ph.D. Education Policy and Leadership, University of Maryland, College Park, 2002
  • M.A. Higher Education Administration, New York University, 1992
  • B.A. Communication, Western Washington University, 1986

Associate Vice Chancellor & Chief of Staff to Chancellor Pitre

WSU Everett, 207
425-405-1713
lynne.varner@wsu.edu
LinkedIn
Twitter @lkvarner

Biography 

Lynne K. Varner is Associate Vice Chancellor for Washington State University Everett and Chief of Staff leading campus-wide initiatives to increase enrollment and public-private partnerships in the north Puget Sound.

Ms. Varner joined Washington State University in 2014 after more than two decades as an award-winning multimedia journalist at media companies that include United Press International, The Washington Post and The Seattle Times. During her career, she was twice nominated for journalism’s highest honor, the Pulitzer Prize, for groundbreaking stories on race relations and public education. She is a John S. Knight Fellow, an academic fellowship awarded by Stanford University to support media industry leaders with collaborative mindsets.

An East Coast native, Ms. Varner is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park.

She is a former trustee of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and current chair of the Board of Directors of Cascade Public Media, a non-profit operating PBS member station KCTS 9, digital news site, Crosscut and creative animation services company, Piranha Partners.

Lynne is the co-author of a collection of moving essays and photographs, “Stories that Cover Us: Meditations and Fiber Art by the Pacific Northwest African American Quilters.”

She believes that to whom much is given, much is required.

Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

WSU Everett, 224
425-405-1751
mabeattie@wsu.edu
LinkedIn
Twitter @WSU_Mark

Biography 

Dr. Beattie is Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs and Scholarly Assistant Professor in the School of Hospitality Business Management at Washington State University Everett. Nearly all his courses are designed using hybrid and online course delivery with experience in designing over 20 courses. He has taught and researched internationally in Switzerland, Malawi, Tanzania, and Saudi Arabia. Dr. Beattie has over 30 years of experience in the Hospitality Industry with 20 of those years in management positions with restaurants, hotel food and beverage operations, and managed services.

Education

  • PhD (Gonzaga University)
  • MBA (Gonzaga University)
  • BA (Washington State University)
  • Other (Yakima Valley College)

Research Interests 

  • Hospitality
    Leadership
    Human Resources

Book Chapters

Beattie, M. A., Link Wyer, S. (2019). Change management and leadership in the fourth industrial revolution. In K. Tajeddini, V. Ratten, T. Merkle (Eds.), Tourism, hospitality and digital transformation: Strategic management aspects (ch. 3). (pp. 25-46). London: Routledge.

Beattie, M. (2011). Accessible, appropriate, and effective education: The case of NetTel@Africa. In E. Brown & P. Gibbons (Eds.), Ethnicity and race: Creating educational opportunities around the globe (pp. 221-240). Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing.

Beattie, M., Gau, J. (2007). Workplace Violence in Hotels. In D. Rutherford & M. O’Fallon (Eds.), Hotel management and operations (4th ed., pp. 227-230). Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons.

Refereed Journal Articles

Beattie, M. A., Umbreit, W. T., Murray, J. C. (in press). Ivar’s tipping point. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Cases.

Li, P., Chen, M.-H., Zao, Y., Beattie, M. A. (2018). Factors affecting inn operators’ willingness to pay resource protection fees: A case of Erhai Lake in China. Sustainability.

Journal Articles

Chinta, R., Beattie, M., Brands, K., Wheeler, S. (2012). Lessons from the Field: Teaching a Completely Online “Global Business” Course to African Refugees in Northern Kenya and Malawi. Jesuit Higher Education, 1(1), 144-147.

Beattie, M. (2004). A Terezin Afternoon. Journal of Scholarship and Opinion.

Other

Beattie, M. (2012). Educating for Democracy: Preparing Undergraduates for Responsible Political Engagement. In L. N. Tousova & A. Popa (Eds.), AUDEM: The International Journal of Higher Education and Democracy (2nd ed., vol. 2). New York, New York: SUNY Press.

Beattie, M. (2009). The role of education in economic development:  Study of NetTel@Africa in Tanzania. Spokane, Washington: Gonzaga University.

Beattie, M., Beattie, F. (2007). Akeelah and the Bee. International Journal of Servant-Leadership. Akeelah and the Bee. International Journal of Servant-Leadership. (3rd ed.). Spokane, Washington: Gonzaga University

Director of Public Affairs, Marketing, Communication

Randy Bolerjack is the Director of Public Affairs, Marketing and Communication at Washington State University Everett. An alumnus of Washington State University, he joined WSU Everett in 2015 to manage growing public engagement and serve as the chief storyteller for the campus.

Bolerjack has worked in public affairs in the public and private sectors for more than a decade in Snohomish County, Olympia and Washington, D.C. He was recognized as an Emerging Leader in 2019 by The Daily Herald and The Herald Business Journal.