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Floyd leaves post: catches Missouri by surprise

Date: December 13, 2006
By: Hillari Duthoo
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: UM System president Elson Floyd takes a job in Washington state.

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University of Missouri President Elson Floyd surprised reporters and legislators alike when he abruptly announced he would leave M-U for a job at Washington State University.

Governor Blunt refused interviews and walked past reporters without commenting.

The day before, Floyd visited the state Capitol to talk with the governor about higher education.

In that meeting, the subject of resignation never came up.

So why did the president neglect to tell Blunt about this move?

 

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Description: "The sequence of events flowed so quickly that I did not have the opportunity to do that."
 
Floyd was director of the Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board and was an administrator at Eastern Washington University in the early 1990s.
 
In Jefferson City, I'm Hillari Duthoo.