State Relations

December 13, 2006

WSU Chooses New President

Washington State University (WSU) announced this morning the selection of Elson S. Floyd as the tenth president of WSU.  Floyd, who is currently president of the University of Missouri will succeed V. Lane Rawlins, who announced earlier this year that he would step down at president at the end of the current academic year.

Floyd has served as president of the University Missouri since November 2002.  Prior to that he served as president of Western Michigan University and has held several administrative positions at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  From 1993 to 1995, he was the executive director of the Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Here’s a story on Floyd from The Seattle Times.