Remembering Floyd Malveaux

Remembering Floyd Malveaux

Former Board of Trustees member and distinguished alumnus Floyd Malveaux, MD, PhD, BS’61, died Jan. 9 at the age of 79.

Malveaux was a nationally recognized expert in the field of asthma and allergic diseases. His illustrious career was highlighted by nearly four decades at Howard University College of Medicine, where he led initiatives to address asthma morbidity among inner-city children. He also served in a leadership role at the Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc., and was a member of the faculty at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine for a time.

Malveaux served as a Creighton Trustee from 1997 until 2015, and thereafter as an emeritus member. In 2015, he was inducted into Creighton’s inaugural chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, and in 2017 received Creighton’s highest alumni award, the Alumni Achievement Citation.

“He demonstrated in his professional life and in his personal life, the importance of service to society, lifelong love of learning, the value of family life,” said Creighton President the Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, SJ, PhD. “He is the epitome of Creighton’s Jesuit, Catholic ideals.”