President Elson S. Floyd, in his most recent Perspectives column noted: “I am rapidly approaching my 15th year as a university president and I have never encountered the succession of budget reductions that we are experiencing as a higher education sector and as a state.
 
“Over the past four years, WSU has realized a net state-appropriated budget reduction of 52 percent, or $231.0 million. These are real dollar reductions and the impact has been devastating for our university. We have more than 500 fewer employees than when I arrived in 2007. At the same time, tuition has continued to rise annually by double digits.”
 
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