Archive for Monday, May 12, 2008

Kansas State University president to retire next year

May 12, 2008


Kansas State University President Jon Wefald has announced his plans to retire at the end of the next academic year.

Wefald has been at the Manhattan campus since 1986. In that time, enrollment has grown from 16,000 students to more than 23,000 this year.

Among the accomplishments under his tenure include increasing private donations, boosting academic research grants and improving the campus infrastructure.

Kansas State is a member of the Big 12 Conference and has also improved its stature in both football and basketball standings in recent years.

Board of Regents spokesman Kip Peterson said the board likely will name the head of a search committee when it meets Wednesday and Thursday. The committee will conduct a nationwide search through the remainder of the year.


GIHAWK 8 years ago

Yes, every university should have a president who trash talks rival conference schools.Obviously you didn't hear about his nice letter to the KUAD praising our sports success this year...I've met the guy because I work at K-State and he is a very classy guy. Hate to say it but he is a lot more approachable then Hemmenway.

TheOriginalCA 8 years ago

GIHAWK, I was referring to the embarrasing trash talking exchange he got into with Texas fans a few years ago. Obviously he has learned from that mistake.

TheOriginalCA 8 years ago

Yes, every university should have a president who trash talks rival conference schools.

cato_the_elder 8 years ago

President Wefald has done a magnificent job for K-State. Whether they can hit a home run like this twice in a row is a tall order, but we should all wish them the best in doing so.

Confrontation 8 years ago

Looks like everyone is bailing since Beasley is gone.

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