Elson Floyd


Age: 59

Summary: president of Washington State University whose influence in higher education and politics spread beyond the school in rural eastern Washington including his most recent accomplishment in the Statehouse that was convincing the Legislature to establish a second state medical school in Spokane after years of dominance in medical education around the region by the University of Washington in Seattle.

Cause of Death: Colon cancer

Born: February 29, 1956

Died: June 20, 2015

Pullman, Washington