Fort Hays State Seeks New President

HAYS, Kan. (AP) Fort Hays State University and the Kansas Board of Regents are seeking nominations and applicants for a successor to outgoing university president Ed Hammond.

Hammond plans to retire in June from the position he has held since 1987. He is the longest-serving president or chancellor in the state university system.

The university and regents are being assisted by Washington-based AGB Search. The firm specializes in finding candidates for top-level administrative jobs in higher education.

Anyone wishing to apply for the position or to nominate someone else is asked to send documents electronically by Feb. 13 in either Microsoft Word or PDF format to forthays@agbsearch.com .

The northwest Kansas school says it is looking for an innovative, entrepreneurial and politically astute president.