“I think the transfer of the WSU Children’s Center (into the Department of Human Development) provides a great example of President Floyd’s significant commitment to student and faculty welfare, as many of the parents of children at the center are WSU students and faculty.
The president felt that situating the center in an academic unit would help to grow the Children’s Center in multiple ways, and to continue increasing the already high quality of the center while maintaining low costs. He also believed it would provide additional opportunities for early childhood education students to get training opportunities and for the staff to have increased opportunities for professional development.
President Floyd initiated this move and it is consistent with his belief in the importance of education all along the spectrum, starting with early childhood through university students to professionals in the workplace.
— Laura Griner Hill, chair, Department of Human Development