COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Contacts & News Resources

Contact the WSU Tri-Cities Incident Command Team

Campus members can contact the WSU Tri-Cities incident command team at tricities.covid19@wsu.edu. 

Incident command members: 

Ray White
Incident Commander and Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration
ray.white@wsu.edu 

Kate McAteer
Operations Section Chief and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
kmcateer@wsu.edu 

Aaron Brumbaugh
Logistics Section Chief and Director of IT
brumbau@wsu.edu

Scott Tomren
Campus Safety and Security Section Chief and Campus Safety and Security Officer
stomren@wsu.edu 

Damien Sinnott
Finance Section Chief and Director of Business Services
damien.sinnott@wsu.edu 

Sandra Haynes
Liaison and Chancellor
sandra.haynes@wsu.edu 

Heather Cova
Chief of Staff
heather.cova@wsu.edu

Maegan Murray
Public Information Officer and Director of Marketing and Communication
Maegan_murray@wsu.edu 

  

Contact WSU Tri-Cities Human Resources (HR)

WSU Tri-Cities HR – tricities.hrs@wsu.edu 

Debra McCormick
Area HR Administrator
debra.mccormick@wsu.edu
509-372-7302 

Kelsey Morris
HR Analyst
kelsey.morris@wsu.edu
509-372-7418 

Kori Harrison
HR Assistant
koren.harrison@wsu.edu
509-372-7260 

News Resources

WSU Tri-Cities COVID-19 open forums every first Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m. 

WSU Tri-Cities hosts weekly COVID-19 open forums every first Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m. via Zoom.  A wrap-up email from the open forum is sent to all students, faculty and staff by end of day every Wednesday. 

Check the Connected Cougs Student E-Newsletter or Cougar Weekly Faculty and Staff E-Newsletter for the Zoom link to attend.

WSU system town halls 

More information about upcoming WSU system town halls at experience.wsu.edu.

Cougar Weekly – Sent Mondays 

The Cougar Weekly staff and faculty newsletter is sent out to all WSU Tri-Cities faculty and staff to their WSU email every Monday. This contains latest campus news, resources, updates and more. 

Connected Cougs – Sent Mondays 

The Connected Cougs student newsletter is sent out to all WSU Tri-Cities students to their WSU email every Monday. This contains latest campus news, resources, updates and more. 

Campus updates 

WSU Tri-Cities campus updates/emails are posted at tricities.wsu.edu/covid-19. 

WSU email 

Make sure to check your WSU email regularly for announcements and updates as it pertains to WSU Tri-Cities operations and plans amid COVID-19 and beyond. 

Access WSU email 

WSU system COVID-19 website 

WSU system COVID-19 updates are posted at wsu.edu/covid-19. 

WSU President News and Notes 

WSU President Kirk Schulz communications/emails are posted at president.wsu.edu/blog