News briefs

Jackie Balzer appointed VP of new student- success post: Jackie Balzer, former PSU vice provost for Student Affairs, has been appointed as vice president for enrollment management and student affairs, a new position created to energize the recruitment and retention of students.


Board of Higher Education leadership changes: The Oregon Board of Higher Education unanimously chose Matthew Donegan of Forest Capital Partners as president in mid-June and Jill Eiland of Intel as vice president.

Portland shows its pride

Portland State’s Queer Resource Center managed a table at the Pride Parade, June 18. The parade and Portland Pride Month aimed to foster joy and equality among various sexual identities.

Students seek results from ����xito program

Less than a year after Portland State President Wim Wiewel launched his Éxito program in October 2011 to promote the success of Latino students on campus, five students staged a sit-in at Wiewel’s office on May 4, claiming that the university doesn’t do enough to support them.

Athletics board creates subcommittee

The Portland State Intercollegiate Athletics Board (IAB) decided on Tuesday to create a subcommittee that will review increased allocation of the student fee to the Athletics Department’s budget, concluding a process that began when the Student Senate and the Student Fee Committee recommended a study in early March.