Remembering President Elson Floyd, a true leader

The loss of Washington State University President Elson Floyd is a difficult one, not just for Cougar nation, but I believe, for higher education and for our state. Much has been written this past week of his leadership, including this article in the Seattle Times, and the impact he had on our university and the expansion of many WSU programs and campuses. I saw firsthand the positive impact Dr. Floyd had on people, and I consider him a true Continue Reading

The Power of Role Models

By Margo Myers, Margo Myers Communications Have you ever considered the power of role models? People whom you may, or may not know personally, who have the ability to influence your actions? Role models are different than mentors. A mentor is someone who is an experienced adviser and supporter who advises and guides a younger, less experienced person. There's often an ongoing relationship between the two. A role model, meanwhile, can be any Continue Reading

Remembering Kathi Goertzen

Remembering Kathi Goertzen.... I was so saddened to get the news of Kathi's passing this afternoon during a phone call from my sister while we visited an elderly friend in Yakima. We were on our way home from celebrating my mom's birthday! I worked with Kathi at KOMO for nearly 12 years, and have called her my friend for nearly 20 years. Not only were we colleagues at KOMO, but we were both WSU Cougars, and shared a passion for our alma mater, Continue Reading