EXECUTIVE ORDER EO 78-02
DESIGNATING THE COUNCIL FOR
AS THE APPROVAL AGENCY FOR THE STATE OF WASHINGTON
FOR ACADEMIC SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, BOTH PUBLIC AND
PRIVATE PURSUANT TO PUBLIC LAW 89-358, ENTITLED THE VETERANS
READJUSTMENT BENEFITS ACT OF 1966
WHEREAS, on April 22, 1966, the State Board of Education was designated by Governor Daniel J. Evans as the "approval agency" for the State of Washington to "approve all academic schools, colleges and universities, both public and private" for veterans training; and
WHEREAS, in the interim since 1966 other agencies have been created and assigned certain responsibilities for postsecondary education; and
WHEREAS, the State Board of Education by resolution adopted August 26, 1977, has requested that the Governor of the State of Washington relieve the State Board of Education of this responsibility and appoint an appropriate agency to perform this function; PROVIDED, that the approval function for high school graduation programs in institutions of higher education continue to be the responsibility of the State Board of Education;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Dixy Lee Ray, Governor of the State of Washington and by the powers vested in me by RCW 43.06.010(1), I do hereby order and direct as follows:
1. That the Washington State Council for Postsecondary Education be hereby designated as the State Approving Agency for academic schools, colleges and universities, both public and private pursuant to Public Law 89-358; PROVIDED, that the approval function for high school graduation programs in institutions of higher education continue to be the responsibility of the State Board of Education;
2. That the Council for Postsecondary Education is hereby authorized to enter into a contract with the United States of America for reimbursement by the Veterans Administration for reasonable and necessary expenses of salary and travel incurred by employees of the state and for work performed by its subcontractor in rendering necessary services in ascertaining the qualifications of educational institutions to furnish courses of education under the provisions of the law.
3. That, that certain order issued on April 22, 1966, by Governor Daniel J. Evans be and the same is hereby rescinded and revoked.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto
set my hand and caused the seal of the State
of Washington to be affixed at Olympia
this 27th day of January A.D., Nineteen hundred and seventy-eight.
DIXY LEE RAY
Governor of Washington
BY THE GOVERNOR:
Secretary of State
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