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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Corrie is a well-known face at WSU, having begun her tenure at the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, first as an adjunct instructor then as a Scholarly Assistant Professor and Marketing Director for the college. In addition to her leadership role at WSU Everett, Corrie will teach for Murrow College, including a senior capstone focusing on community engagement and experiential learning. An award-winning Creative Director, Corrie has over 25 years of experience in all forms of print and digital marketing and creative for brands in consumer goods, legal, sports and entertainment. A former Art Director at Sports Illustrated, Golf Magazine, and Food Network, she studied graphic design at the renowned Parsons School of Design in New York. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in Education Leadership at WSU Everett.
Wilder, C. A. (2020). Implementation of Active Learning Techniques in an Undergraduate Public Relations Course: Comparing Individual Social Networks and Brand Communities. Public Relations Education, 6(1), 99–112.