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Departing assistant superintendent to work for Fort Hays State


Adam Holden is going back to work for Fort Hays State University after his resignation as assistant superintendent in the Lawrence school district takes effect July 1, although he plans to continue living in the Lawrence area.

Holden said this week he will become chair of the Department of Teacher Education at FHSU's College of Education and Technology. While he will have to be on the western Kansas campus from time to time, he said he and his family intend to continue living in Lawrence for the time being.

"The department has both on-campus and virtual students and offers courses in both," Holden said.

Holden had been an assistant professor at FHSU before he was hired in April 2012 as assistant superintendent for teaching and learning in the Lawrence school district. At that time, he succeeded Kim Bodensteiner, who had been the district’s chief academic officer since 2007.

Holden announced in May that he would resign his job in Lawrence effective June 30, citing personal and family considerations.

The announcement came shortly after the district decided to reorganize the central office administration, which involved splitting that job into two positions: an assistant superintendent for teaching and learning, which will be filled by Angelique Kobler; and a newly created position of assistant superintendent for technology and educational programs, which will be filled by Jerri Kemble.


Scott Morgan 5 years ago

Public servants should have to explain a weeeeee bit more about accepting a tax paying job. In other words, he was makin 150 ish K, (el pluso bennies which would make you weep as a plebeian worker) what is he making now, and what is he doing for the moolhah. You're paying him......

weeslicket 5 years ago

someone needs to explain why they accepted a new position of employment? what a ridiculous expectation.

Scott Morgan 5 years ago

If this someone works in private industry yes, very ridiculous. When a person is hired for a tax subsidized university belching poverty job, and is allowed to work 2 hundred miles from campus, well, is this so funny?

JayhawkFan1985 5 years ago

Wisssmo, it's your grammar that's funny. Also, you don't have the right to make accusations of impropriety that besmirch a persons character just because they happen to work in the public sector. I suspect you watch Fox News and think making outrageous statements and phrasing them in the form of questions makes you a journalist...it doesn't make you anything other than an unfunny comedian.

ComeOnMannnnnnn 5 years ago

If you do your homework and see how Fort Hays State is run you will realize this post is ridiculous. They haven't raised there tuition in forever. The boss running things there is handing out bogus jobs.

Scott Morgan 5 years ago

JayhawkFan..............and we wonder why Detroit and many California cities file are bankrupt. Let alone almost all states are in dire financial shape. The main reason for the financial programs are simply the way out of whack payrolls and retirement systems for government workers.

We have you mi amigo, and the attitude tax supported cash, coming from more and more limited tax payers, is just freebee moolah. It's time for us to see where the money really goes. Including tax supported workers at any government level.

When will you and others who love to be "generous" with money which is not yours.

Perhaps you are not aware, but a majority of the Lawrence workers could be paid by a simple accounting entry. Not enough tax money in, way too much tax money out. Very simple.

dinglesmith 5 years ago

Do you expect the same for Sherriene Sontag-Jones who moved from spokesperson for the Kansas Speaker to spokesperson for the Governor and most recently to the Kansas Lottery? Do you question the bonus received when working for the Speaker or that her husband is a major political supporter of the Governor?

You also really need to learn how to construct a sentence. While you're at it, stop using hispanic colloquialisms in really insulting ways.

Scott Morgan 5 years ago

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