University Controller Floyd Hurst passes away

Justin Chandler Porter

By: Justin Chandler Porter, Contributing Writer


Floyd Hurst, 66, passed away Feb. 16 at his home in Ormond Beach, Fla. with his family by his side.


Hurst, who served as the University Controller, was diagnosed July 2011 with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s disease.


Hurst had received several awards from Student Affairs and the International Center for exemplary work ethics.


“Everyone loved him, and he loved the University,” said Associate Controller Valerie Stevenson. “One of the things he loved was helping work with our international students.


A memorial service is scheduled on campus March 10 in his honor.


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