Salina — The top official of Kansas State University's campus in Salina has announced plans to retire.
Dennis Kuhlman has led the Salina campus as dean and chief executive officer since 1997. The university announced Thursday that Kuhlman will retire next June 30.
Kansas State created the campus in 1991 by converting what was then the Kansas College of Technology.
The Salina campus has about 1,000 students and offers several programs in its College of Technology and Aviation. In 2005, the campus was host to the team that sent the late adventurer Steve Fossett on a nonstop, solo flight around the world in the Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer.
It also offers bachelor's degrees in social work and related fields, as well as a professional master of technology degree.