WSU issued its full support behind legislation that would remove the term “branch” from “branch campus” in state law during Thursday’s Senate Higher Education committee hearing.

HB 1107 aims to remove the term “branch” as an identifying factor for extension campuses. WSU testified in support of the bill before the House Higher Education committee back on January 17th before the bill passed through the House with a vote of 91-6.

The university, known to be “one university geographically dispersed”, has removed the term from its lexicon over the past two years anyway. You can watch video of WSU’s testimony below.