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Statement on Floyd's Death

Published: June 20, 2015

CHENEY, Wash. - Statement on passing of WSU President Elson Floyd:

On behalf of Eastern Washington University I send heartfelt condolences to the family of Dr. Elson Floyd as well as the entire Washington State University community.

Dr. Floyd was a brilliant leader and a strong proponent of public higher education. He was committed to significant partnership as we worked together to ensure the growth and quality of programs on the WSU Spokane and EWU Spokane campus in downtown Spokane.

Early in his career, Dr. Floyd served as EWU's Vice President for Student Services and Executive Vice President. Even then, his colleagues knew he was a shining star who would work tirelessly to support student learning and success. 

I am grateful to have had the chance to work with such an effective and charismatic leader during my first year here at EWU. We are all greatly saddened to hear of his death. He will be greatly missed. 

Mary Cullinan, President

Eastern Washington University

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