“I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of WSU President Elson Floyd. President Floyd had a profound impact on one of our state’s premiere educational institutions and was a strong leader in expanding access to higher education in Washington state.
“President Floyd was an effective advocate who built enduring relationships in Olympia, and his vision will make a difference for countless students who pass through WSU’s campus. It was an honor to know and work with him, and he will be dearly missed. My prayers are with his family, his extended Cougar family, and friends and colleagues during this difficult time.”