Rachinski joins WSU Tri-Cities as senior development director

RICHLAND, Wash. – Anneke Rachinski joined Washington State University Tri-Cities as senior development director Feb. 13. In that role she will develop, implement and administer the Tri-Cities campus development efforts to support annual fundraising goals.

Rachinski comes to WSU Tri-Cities with a background in higher education fundraising. Most recently she led development and growth of a major gifts and planned giving program. She has also led alumni relation and cultivation efforts. Prior to her fundraising roles, Rachinski worked for WSU Tri-Cities as a project coordinator for the Hanford History Project and a program assistant in the development department.

Rachinski has a Master of Science in Management and Leadership from Western Governor’s University and a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Western Washington University. She is also a graduate of Leadership Tri-Cities, Class XVV, and received the Young Professionals Award from the Tri-City Area Journal of Business in 2022.

“I am excited to be joining the WSU Tri-Cities campus and working with our local and regional partners to promote research, provide access and opportunities, and build community connections,” said Rachinski.


Leslie Streeter, Office of Marketing and Communication, 509-372-7333, leslie.streeter@wsu.edu