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Elson Floyd honored with Spokane Hall of Fame award
April 14, 2016

By Lorraine Nelson, WSU Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. – Former Washington State University President Elson S. Floyd received posthumously today the newly created Spokane Citizen Impact Award to recognize his contributions to the city of Spokane. He is the first recipient, and the award will be named after him to become the Elson Floyd Impact Award.

Floyd’s prep school dedicates memorial in his honor
September 24, 2015

ROME, Ga. – Darlington School on Wednesday named a lakeside area where the national flag is displayed in memory of Elson S. Floyd, the Washington State University president who died in June. Floyd was the first black graduate, in 1974, of the private, college-preparatory day and boarding school in Rome.

Avista Corp. gives to Floyd medical education fund
September 22, 2015

By Terren Roloff, WSU Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. – Avista Corp. has contributed $25,000 to the Dr. Elson S. Floyd Medical Education Founders Fund to honor the memory of the late Washington State University president’s vision and courage.

From the provost: News you can use for the new semester
August 19, 2015

from-the-provost-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – The fall calendar is filling quickly and there are several events in the coming weeks you’ll want to put on your schedule. Also, there are some notable changes on the technology front that will streamline communication, enhance teaching and learning, and improve efficiency.

Aug. 26: Employees, students get time to remember Floyd
August 17, 2015

Floyd-E 2009 80PULLMAN, Wash. – A universitywide celebration of the life and legacy of President Elson S. Floyd will be 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, in Beasley Coliseum. It will be live streamed and viewable at Martin Stadium, the CUB Auditorium and on the Web.

Appointments reflect growing partnerships, outreach
December 23, 2013

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University President Elson S. Floyd has announced the appointment of three key administrative leaders to reflect the institution’s growing scope of public, private and governmental partnerships.

WSU president takes on extra responsibilities
September 8, 2009

PULLMAN – WSU’s president is back in the classroom.

Elson S. Floyd is teaching a weekly, three-hour graduate seminar this fall. It is something he has done at each of the four other universities where he served as president or vice president. During last spring’s intense discussions about how to cope with sharply declining state revenues, he decided to teach again.

“I knew that we were going to have to ask everyone to do more with less. For some faculty, that meant teaching an additional section. And I believe very much in leadership by example,” he said. “So my very complicated schedule has … » More …

Employees encouraged to provide feedback
May 5, 2009

President Elson S. Floyd, in an open online letter, encouraged faculty and staff to review the preliminary budget plan details and provide feedback.


He also addressed three budget-related issues that have been circulating in the media, regarding:


A minimum 90-day notice to all eligible employees whose jobs will be eliminated due to the budget cuts


Providing students, whose major programs might ultimately be eliminated, with a reasonable time frame (at present approximately two years) in which to earn their degree in that major.


No WSU Extension county offices located throughout the state will be eliminated in the preliminary budget … » More …