President’s column: Pac-12 reforms help students

perspectives-2012-120pPULLMAN, Wash. – For the past year, the welfare of intercollegiate student-athletes has been a point of contention, concern and a conversation that has grown more urgent with each passing day.

I am proud to say that the Pac-12 presidents and chancellors recognized the urgency of addressing these concerns early on. Beginning in May of this year, they reached out to their four peer conferences urging bold rather than incremental action be taken immediately.

Last week, the Pac-12 led the way again by announcing a plan for moving forward with five concrete changes to benefit student-athletes.

Learn more in the complete Perspectives column from WSU President Elson S. Floyd at