It is with great sadness that I share the news that Oregon State University Trustee Elson Floyd passed away Saturday, June 20, at the age of 59.

Elson was a remarkable man, outstanding colleague and my dear friend. I will miss him greatly.

The president of Washington State University, Elson was well-respected in higher education and beyond. Elson’s term on the board would have ended June 30. 

For more information about Elson’s life and accomplishments, please read here.