[Vision2020] Elson Floyd

Sam Scripter MoscowSam at charter.net
Sat Jun 20 22:07:36 PDT 2015

*In case you don't know this already.**
**Sad news.*


  WSU President Elson S Floyd dies at 59

KREM Staff, KREM.com12:19 p.m. PDT June 20, 2015


(Photo: Washington State University)


PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University confirmed Saturday that 
President Elson S. Floyd died early Saturday morning after battling cancer.

Here is Washington State University's statement:

/On behalf of the Washington State University Board of Regents and the 
entire Washington State University community, it is with profound 
sadness that I announce the passing of President Elson S. Floyd, Ph.D. 
June 20, 2015. He died in Pullman surrounded by family./

/While leading WSU to unparalleled growth and success, President Floyd 
was privately engaged in a battle with cancer. He and his doctors were 
immensely optimistic throughout that battle. Though his prognosis and 
outlook remained positive, recently the illness took a more serious 
turn. Higher education has lost a giant, and the world has lost one of 
its kindest human beings./

/Dr. Floyd's brilliance and determination on behalf of WSU can best be 
understood by looking at his work. He led the completion of a $1 billion 
capital campaign for WSU, successfully built bipartisan support to 
create a new WSU medical school, and guided the university to its 
largest enrollment in 125 years. And that was just in the past year. The 
university's accomplishments during his tenure are unprecedented, and 
his legacy will serve the people of Washington, the nation, and the 
world for generations to come./

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/In the interest of maintaining momentum on the university's major 
initiatives, we have asked Dr. Daniel J. Bernardo, WSU provost and 
executive vice president, to serve as acting president. We have every 
confidence in his ability to lead our institution through this transition./

/Honoring President Floyd's accomplishments will undoubtedly take place 
in many forms. He loved WSU and the entire Coug Nation, and they loved 
him. Details on how and where we will gather to pay tribute to our 
leader, colleague, and friend will be forthcoming./

/Ryan Durkan
//Washington State University Board of Regents/

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