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Elson Floyd honored with Spokane Hall of Fame award

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. » More …

Floyd’s prep school dedicates memorial in his honor

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. » More …

From the provost: News you can use for the new semester

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. » More …

WSU president takes on extra responsibilities

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

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 …