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May 3: WSU Tri-Cities building dedicated to honor Elson Floyd
April 20, 2017

WSU Tri-Cities West BuildingRICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University Tri-Cities will dedicate its West Building in honor of late WSU President Elson S. Floyd during a ceremony at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 3, outside the front entrance to the building.

Chancellor, late president share Leadership Spokane honor
December 21, 2016

SPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University Spokane Chancellor Lisa Brown and the late Elson S. Floyd, former WSU president, have been named the fifth recipients of Leadership Spokane’s annual King Cole award.

Oct. 14: Luminaria lighting, cancer fundraiser honor Floyd
October 5, 2015

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

Floyd-E 2009 80RICHLAND, Wash. – A public luminaria lighting ceremony to honor the late President Elson S. Floyd and others affected by cancer will be hosted by students at Washington State University Tri-Cities 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, on the Rotary Stage on campus.

Photos: President Floyd laid to rest on Saturday
June 29, 2015

HENDERSON, N.C. – The funeral service for Washington State University President Elson S. Floyd was held Saturday in Henderson, N.C. A slide show of photos by Robert Hubner, WSU Photo Services, can be seen on the WSU Facebook page here.



Washington legislature honors WSU President Floyd
June 25, 2015

TVWjpegOLYMPIA, Wash. — Both chambers of the Washington State Legislature recognized late Washington State University President Elson S. Floyd Thursday with resolutions honoring his legacy.

WSU President Campus Procession
June 24, 2015

ESFHonorGuard_2608PULLMAN, Wash. — WSU President Elson S. Floyd was driven through the Washington State University campus one last time this morning.

President Floyd attends White House education summit
December 4, 2014

Floyd-E 2009 80WASHINGTON – Washington State University President Elson S. Floyd is among a number of leaders joining President Obama, the First Lady, Vice President Biden and hundreds of other higher education leaders today to announce new actions to help more students prepare for and graduate from college.

President Glenn Terrell Celebration of Life
October 11, 2013

Terrell MemorialPULLMAN, Wash. — A Celebration of Life Ceremony honoring the life and legacy of former Washington State University President Glenn Terrell was held Thursday in the Terrell Library Atrium on the WSU Pullman campus. Dr. Terrell, who served as president from 1967 to 1985, died Friday, Aug. 30, at the age of 93.

Shift focus and celebrate commencement
May 6, 2009


Commencement season offers the university a welcome opportunity to celebrate and shift the focus to shared accomplishments and the difference that our university makes in so many people’s lives, notes President Elson S. Floyd in his latest Perspectives column….


According to the Office of  Institutional Research, by the end of this academic year, WSU will have awarded more than 209,000 degrees since our first graduates received theirs in 1897.

Click the following link to read Floyd’s column.



Floyd, Bayly to co-chair new committee on budget reduction
December 8, 2008

PULLMAN — WSU President Elson S. Floyd and Provost and Executive Vice President Warwick M. Bayly have formed a university budget committee to assist in the fact-finding and decision-making regarding the budget reductions facing the university for this fiscal year and the upcoming biennium.

“This committee is representative of our university community while remaining adequately small and nimble to quickly and decisively respond to the budget opportunities and challenges that await us in the coming months,” Bayly said.

He said the committee will be asked to:

* Review and assess all potential action plans related to the  institution’s budget;
* Help provide clear communication … » More …