Washington State University in Pullman has announced the appointment of two African Americans to administrative posts.
Paul Pitre was named the first academic dean at the North Puget Sound campus at Everett. He has been serving as a professor of educational leadership and special assistant to the president.
Dr. Pitre is a graduate of Western Washington University in Bellingham. He holds a master’s degree from New York University and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Maryland at College Park.
Lynne Varner was named associate vice president for public affairs. She will be based in Seattle. Varner has been an editorial writer for the Seattle Times. She has been on the staff of the newspaper since 1999. Earlier she was a staff writer for the Washington Post.
Varner is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park.