Charles Myers, a former executive editor and group publisher at Princeton University Press, has been named the next director for the University Press of Kansas, Kansas University announced Monday.
In succeeding Fred Woodward, who held the position from November 1981 to September 2013, Myers will become UPK's fifth director. Woodward will continue on as UPK's senior editor.
UPK, founded in 1946, houses more than 900 books in print.
"We are going to begin to offer digital editions of our print books, revamp our web site and grow our lists with an emphasis on political science, law, American history, military history, environmental studies, western history, Kansas regional titles and American popular culture," Myers said in a statement.