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Last updated 10:27PM ET
January 28, 2022
St. Louis Public Radio News
St. Louis Public Radio News
WMU Faculty Praise Floyd
(2002-11-08)
(KBIA) - Western Michigan University president Elson S. Floyd has a strong chance of becoming the University of Missouri's first African-American president. KBIA has learned that the board of curators has chosen Floyd as its top pick for the president's job. The way faculty at Western Michigan University describe him, Elson Floyd is a man of the people. Teaching, Learning and Leadership Chairman Van Cooley says Floyd is a university president who makes time to talk with faculty members. Cooley says Floyd keeps tabs on concerns by meeting with WMU's faculty senate on a monthly basis.
Faculty Senate President Peter Krawutschke says community outreach is a big part of Floyd's vision. He says Floyd played a pivotal role in creating a research park. Others say Floyd has developed partnerships with area colleges and universities. Both Krawutschke and Cooley call Floyd an accessible president, known for listening to student and faculty concerns.
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