New WSU medical school will be named for President Elson Floyd

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Washington State University President Elson S. Floyd

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington State University’s new medical school will be named for the late WSU President Elson Floyd, who pushed hard to create the school in the final months of his life.

The WSU Board of Regents decided Friday morning to change the name of the Spokane school from the College of Medical Sciences to the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine.

Floyd died June 20 of complications from colon cancer. Floyd, who started his tenure in 2007, was the 10th president of the university and its first black president.

Regents were also told Friday that Dr. John Tomkowiak of the Chicago Medical School will be the medical school’s inaugural dean. He will start work in October.

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