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Washington State President Elson Floyd Dies at 59

Elson Floyd, the popular president of Washington State University whose influence in higher education and politics spread beyond the school in rural eastern Washington, has died from complications of colon cancer. He was 59.

06/20/2015

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Regents Approve Pursuit Of New Medical School In Spokane

The board voted Friday to authorize WSU President Elson S. Floyd to pursue the controversial effort. The action came a day after a consulting firm said WSU is “well-positioned” to start a medical school.

CBS Seattle–09/12/2014

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Washington’s Best-Paid State Workers: College Football Coaches

The football coaches at the University of Washington and Washington State University were the best paid state employees in 2013.

CBS Seattle–06/17/2014

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Washington State University Considers Med School

“It’s clear we need more primary care physicians,” WSU president Elson Floyd said. The University of Washington has done a great job of putting doctors in the region, he said, but increasing demand in rural Washington state “is so great it may require two medical schools.”

CBS Seattle–04/13/2014