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Paul E. Pitre, Ph.D.
Washington State University Everett
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.
Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs / Program Coordinator for Electrical Engineering & Assistant Professor
Dr. Jacob Murray graduated with his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering and PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from WSU in 2010 and 2014, respectively. Today, Dr. Murray works as Assistant Professor (Career Track) and Program Coordinator for the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at WSU Everett. Dr. Murray’s research interests include sustainable computing, wireless network-on-chip architectures, dynamic thermal management, dynamic voltage and frequency scaling, and interdisciplinary course design. Dr. Murray has 18 publications and conference proceedings and has been the IEEE Seattle Section Education Society Chair since 2017.
Vice Chancellor, Research / Associate Director, Data Analytics / Professor, CAS Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Vice Chancellor, Student Success / Professor & Program Coordinator of Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), 2003
M.S. in Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), 1997
B.S. in Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), 1994
Visiting Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Queretaro, Mexico, 2019
Engineering Faculty Member, Everett Community College (EvCC), WA, 2009 – 2012
Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Saint Martin’s University, 2010 – 2011
Research Associate, Lab Manager, and Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering, University of
California, Riverside, CA, 2004 – 2008
Aircraft and vehicle related engineering design
Dynamic failure and fracture of materials and structures
Director of Development
Hayley has been fundraising in support of education for several years now and is excited to bring her passion for WSU Everett to the forefront as the Director of Development. She graduated from WSU Everett with a degree in Integrated Strategic Communications, and a minor in Hospitality Business Management, really focusing on how communications and events intersect to create a great experience for everyone involved.
Since graduating, she has worked at local and national nonprofits using storytelling and genuine relationship-building to grow both donor and volunteer constituent relationships. Hayley has served as the President of the WSU Snohomish County Alumni Association chapter for the past three years. Additionally, she volunteers with the Downtown Everett Association on the promotions committee and is the chair of the networking group Engage Everett.
When not working or volunteering, Hayley spends her time enjoying food and beverage across the PNW. Or most recently, at home playing Hogwarts Legacy.
Marketing & Communication
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.
Executive Assistant to the Chancellor &
Twenty-two years as a senior executive assistant in higher education and former network administrator for the City of Mill Creek.
WSU Everett aspires to be one of the state’s leading public baccalaureate institutions, preeminent in STEM education and other in-demand programs, innovation, research and application. As a preferred University partner of choice, we will gain distinction as a forward-leaning education, business and research partner.
WSU Everett’s primary charge is to significantly expand access to high-quality baccalaureate and graduate degree programs in the North Puget Sound region and the state. With a focus on undergraduate education, research, scientific inquiry, innovation, entrepreneurship, global interconnectivity and sustainable growth, WSU Everett will address regional and state economic development needs, while preparing students for success and leadership in a rapidly changing world.
WSU Everett’s strategic direction—a bold and focused blueprint that recognizes the core values and mission of the statewide WSU strategic plan and builds on WSU Everett’s burgeoning success. We will train our focus and resources on student success, growth, equity, opportunity, and diversity. Much work lies ahead. In the following pages, we present the foundation and tools that will move us closer to Fulfilling Our Promise.