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WSU regents approve leave for President Floyd
June 5, 2015

RICHLAND, Wash. – The Washington State University Board of Regents Friday voted to grant President Elson S. Floyd’s request for family medical leave effective immediately.

WSU announces preliminary budget-reduction plan
May 1, 2009

Article by James Tinney, WSU News Service

Photos by Bob Hubner, WSU Photo Services



WSU will cut about 370 jobs, eliminate several academic programs and reorganize some administrative units as part of its preliminary plan to reduce its budget by 10.38 percent or about $54 million for the upcoming biennium.

The job losses will be felt on all four of the university’s campuses and on research and extension units statewide. Of those jobs, 165 represent unfilled positions; the remaining 206 jobs are filled and will be eliminated. The university employs more than 6,200 people statewide.

A complete unit-by-unit breakdown … » More …

Floyd to speak at leadership banquet, auction
October 10, 2007

WSU President Elson S. Floyd will be keynote speaker for the inaugural Leadership Development banquet and silent auction, scheduled for Nov. 16.

The 6 p.m. Friday event, organized by students in WSU’s leadership development class, will be held at Schweitzer Engineering Labs Event Center. Proceeds will be used to create an endowed scholarship for students demonstrating exemplary leadership at the university and in the Pullman community. 

Goods and services to be auctioned include a week’s vacation in Hawaii, and a WSU basketball jersey signed by coach Tony Bennett and his team. The … » More …

Floyd narrates Lincoln speech
March 21, 2007

Elson S. Floyd, outgoing president at the University of Missouri system and incoming president at Washington State University, narrated the Aaron Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait,” part of the University of Missouri School of Music’s The Music of Pulitzer Prize Winning Composers, performed Monday night, March 19. To see an audio slideshow of this event, go to the Columbia Missourian at