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Elson S. Floyd
President of
Washington State University
In office
May 21, 2007 – June 20, 2015
Preceded by V. Lane Rawlins
Succeeded by Daniel J. Bernardo (acting)
Personal details
Born (1956-02-29)February 29, 1956
Henderson, North Carolina
Died June 20, 2015(2015-06-20) (aged 59)
Pullman, Washington
Cause of death Colon cancer
Spouse(s) Carmento Floyd
Alma mater University of North Carolina
Profession University president

Elson S. Floyd (February 29, 1956 – June 20, 2015) was an American educator. He served as the 10th president of the four-campus Washington State University from May 21, 2007 to June 20, 2015. Floyd has also served as president of the University of Missouri System and president of Western Michigan University. Floyd was the Chairman of the Pac-12 CEO Group.

Floyd died in Pullman, Washington from colon cancer, aged 59.

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