K-State library leader to serve as interim faculty director of University Press of Kansas

A leader of the library program at Kansas State University will serve as the interim faculty director of the Lawrence-based University Press of Kansas.

Mike Haddock, associate dean for research, education and engagement at K-State Libraries, has been appointed to the leadership position. Haddock is replacing Kevin Smith, who led the press while also serving as the dean of KU Libraries. Smith is leaving KU to take a position with Colby College in Maine.

Haddock will continue in his position at Kansas State while serving the University Press.

The University Press specializes in publishing works related to American politics, military history, intelligence studies, American history, environmental policy, American studies, law and legal history, Native American studies and books about Kansas and the Midwest.

Haddock is is a respected authority on Kansas botany, and has co-written three award-winning books that have been published by the University Press of Kansas.

Haddock was appointed as the interim faculty director by UPK’s board of trustees, which includes the provosts of the six Regents universities in the state.


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