WMU News

Trustees move swiftly on Floyd's successor

Nov. 13, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- Richard Y. St. John, chairperson of the Western Michigan University Board of Trustees, said today the board expects to name an interim president and move quickly to launch a search to fill the position that will open in January when Dr. Elson S. Floyd leaves the University to become the president of the University of Missouri system.

"We will name an interim president who will be ready to step in when Dr. Floyd leaves," said St. John. "We also will move swiftly to start the search for his successor. It is our intention to have that person in place by the beginning of the fall 2003 semester. This board is committed to finding a leader with the vision and energy needed to keep the University moving forward in the very important initiatives that have been established over the past several years."

Floyd's resignation from WMU is effective Jan. 5, 2003. He will take office in Missouri the following day.

Media contact: Matt Kurz, 269 387-8400, matt.kurz@wmich.edu

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