Elson Floyd

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Elson S. Floyd
President of
Washington State University
In office
May 21, 2007 – June 20, 2015
Preceded byV. Lane Rawlins
Succeeded byDaniel J. Bernardo (acting)
Personal details
Born(1956-02-29)February 29, 1956
Henderson, North Carolina
DiedJune 20, 2015(2015-06-20) (aged 59)
Pullman, Washington
Cause of deathColon cancer
Spouse(s)Carmento Floyd
Alma materUniversity of North Carolina
ProfessionUniversity president

Elson S. Floyd (February 29, 1956 – June 20, 2015) was an American educator. He served as the 10th president of the four-campus Washington State University from May 21, 2007 to June 20, 2015. Floyd has also served as president of the University of Missouri System and president of Western Michigan University. Floyd was the Chairman of the Pac-12 CEO Group.[1]

Floyd died in Pullman, Washington from colon cancer, aged 59.

References[change | change source]

  1. ConferenceOct 27, Pac-12; 2014. "Pac-12 universities adopt sweeping reforms for student-athletes, guaranteeing scholarships, improving health care, and more". Pac-12.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)