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Remember to nominate outstanding employees
September 24, 2008

Nominations are welcome for the monthly Crimson Spirit Award. It honors employees who perform in an exemplary manner and make outstanding contributions to the university community in accordance with WSU’s strategic goals and values.


It is part of the Employee Recognition Program and provides a unique opportunity for anyone to nominate a WSU employee for recognition.


A nomination form, criteria and eligibility requirements can be found ONLINE @ WSU’s strategic goals and values can be found ONLINE @


Faculty, staff, students and the general public may make nominations. A justification statement of 500 words or less must accompany … » More …

Floyd meets with Avery Grove advocates
July 18, 2008

PULLMAN — President Elson S. Floyd met Friday morning in Thompson Hall with faculty, staff and students concerned about the removal of trees in connection with the ongoing Library Road project.


Group spokesman, Michael Hanly, professor in the department of English, said that Floyd was presented with a petition signed by a number of faculty, staff, students, alums and parents — and called attention to a Facebook group dedicated to the preservation of the trees comprising over 1,600 members of the WSU community. 


Hanly said “both the signatories and those present expressed their dismay with the widespread destruction of mature trees now underway, and with … » More …

Elson S. Floyd takes over as 10th WSU President
May 21, 2007

PULLMAN – Elson S. Floyd assumed office Monday, May 21, as Washington State University’s 10th president. During his first several days he has been meeting frequently with students, faculty, staff and administrators across the Pullman campus, as well as with media.Because students are the first priority, President Floyd began his administration by meeting with ASWSU leaders Monday morningPresident Floyd meets with WSU Pullman deans in his conference room to begin charting a course.”This is an exciting day for me,” Floyd said Monday morning. “Under V. Lane Rawlins and his predecessors, WSU has built up a lot of momentum. I am fortunate to be taking … » More …

Elson S. Floyd: management style, strategies, viewpoints
January 18, 2007

Elson S. Floyd, president of the University of Missouri system, will assume his role as the 10th president of Washington State University this summer. Floyd, 50, who will succeed President V. Lane Rawlins, plans to begin meeting with university and state officials in early February. To give faculty and staff a clearer picture of who Floyd is, WSU Today provides the following summary of a recent interview. (Editor’s note: For a schedule of Floyd’s February visit see  Details of his education and experience are listed at the bottom of this article.)WSUT: You prefer to be referred to as Elson S. Floyd. What does … » More …