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Celebrating the Life of Elson S. Floyd, PhD – August 26th


The life and legacy of Washington State University’s 10th President, Elson S. Floyd will be celebrated in Pullman in Beasley Coliseum, WSU campus, on Wednesday, August 26th at 3:00 pm.

All are welcomed to join in honoring an incredible leader who made an indelible impact on WSU. Just some of his accomplishments in advancing our state’s flagship land-grant university and its education, research, and service mission include:

  • Overall student enrollment grew to record highs, hitting 28,686 in fall 2014. The number of students of color nearly doubled.
  • Annual research expenditures grew by 57.5 percent from approximately $213.2 million in 2007 to more than $335.9 million in 2015, placing WSU in the top 11 percent of public universities for research funding.
  • All of WSU’s health sciences programs were consolidated on its Spokane campus, including the colleges of nursing and pharmacy, and the new College of Medical Science.
  • WSU won bipartisan support in the Washington State Legislature to create its own, separately accredited medical school at WSU Health Sciences Spokane.
  • The university established the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication.
  • WSU completed 30 major construction projects from 2007 – 2015, including one of the world’s most technologically advanced wine science centers at WSU Tri- Cities.
  • The Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health opened with anchor gifts from Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
  • The university successfully completed the $1 billion fundraising Campaign for Washington State University.


Please join with other state and national leaders and many in the grieving Cougar Nation to say good bye and celebrate a cherished leader, friend, husband, father, and grandfather on August 26th, starting at 3:00 p.m. in Pullman at Beasley Coliseum. To see the invitation, click here.

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