Daryll DeWald

Daryll DeWald

Board Member

Daryll DeWald, Ph.D. was appointed by Governor Jay Inslee to serve a four-year term. Dr. DeWald is the Vice President of Washington State University (WSU) Health Sciences Chancellor WSU Health Sciences Spokane. He leads development of WSU’s rapidly growing, world-class center for health sciences education and research. DeWald joined WSU Health Sciences Spokane in September 2017 as its fourth chancellor and was named vice president for WSU’s statewide health sciences efforts in July 2019. An experienced academic leader and a successful life sciences researcher, DeWald is passionate about higher education and providing avenues for students, faculty, and staff to succeed. He oversees a downtown campus that is highly connected to Spokane’s medical community and central to Spokane’s urban growth and sustainability.

“I am very pleased to serve on HSSA’s board and I also appreciate the economic impacts in our community by the investments made by HSSA in the health sciences research here that is growing quite rapidly,” said DeWald. “We would not be where we are today had it not been for early HSSA investments in researchers and core laboratories, as well as its recent investment in helping to stand up the Steven Gleason Institute of Neurosciences.” DeWald received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wyoming and his doctoral degree in biochemistry from Texas A&M University.