Remembering Elson Floyd

Jun 22, 2015

“He had the gift of making our dreams seem possible and turning our aspirations into reality.”

SPOKANE, WA – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) released the following statement after the passing of Washington State University President Elson Floyd:

“It is with a very heavy heart that I remember the indelible legacy Elson Floyd has left behind. He was a visionary leader and passionate advocate for higher education, our region and state.

“As president of Washington State University, he was beloved by students, faculty, and staff. I am grateful for his transformative vision and his impact on thousands of students.

“His superlative leadership ignited WSU – with higher enrollment, more grants, a successful capital campaign, and by reaching out to successfully recruit a more diverse student body. He had the gift of making our dreams seem possible and turning our aspirations into reality.

“My thoughts and prayers in this difficult time are with his wife, Carmento, and to his children, as well as the whole WSU ‘family’ who has lost a leader and father. Together, Washingtonians will carry on his legacy.

“It has been my privilege to know him and call him my friend.”

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