Fred Goss was named Monday to the position, with Manhattan City Manager Ron Fehr making the announcement. Goss, who currently serves as Assistant Superintendent for the Missouri State Parks, was selected from an initial pool of more than 45 applicants identififed through a national search. Four finalists were announced last month, as previously reported by KMAN news.
Goss will begin his new role with the city of Manhattan on May first.
The Flint Hills Discovery center is nearing its first anniversary date, with more than 72-thousand visitors, more than 35-hundred members, and 150 special events.