Executive vice president for finance and administration named


Leslie Brunelli will be the new executive vice president for finance and administration and chief financial officer at Washington State University. With more than 25 years of higher education experience, Brunelli comes to WSU from the University of Denver, where she served as the senior vice chancellor for business and financial affairs. Brunelli’s first day in the new role will be May 1. Brunelli succeeds Stacy Pearson, who was set to retire from WSU in December 2022. Pearson has since delayed her retirement to Feb. 3 to ensure a successful transition as Brunelli begins the onboarding process. "We are thrilled to welcome Leslie to the Cougar community," said WSU System President Kirk Schulz. "As a seasoned leader with experience at a range of public and private institutions, Leslie has a unique perspective and a thorough understanding of financial management and university operations. Her guidance will be invaluable as we look to the future of WSU."