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Elson Floyd News & Bio


Name:Elson Floyd
Hometown:Henderson, NC
High School:Darlington School
Born:February 29, 1956
Died:June 20, 2015
Notes:Educator

Remembering Elson Floyd
Some called him a giant in higher education, a dynamic force who could influence lawmakers and business leaders one day and cheerfully welcome students to...

Remembering Elson Floyd: From segregated North Carolina town to UNC to university president
Floyd, the first black WSU president, grew up in segregated Henderson, North Carolina, on an unpaved street. “We couldn’t even afford paper when he started...

Washington State University president Elson Floyd, UNC alum and former administrator, dies at 59
Elson Floyd, the beloved president of Washington State University who fought successfully for WSU to have its own medical school even as he himself was...



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