TOPEKA — The Kansas Board of Regents met Monday morning by phone to select Regent Dennis Mullin of Manhattan as chair of the Kansas State University Presidential Search Committee. Over the coming weeks, steps will be taken to finalize the committee’s membership and charge for this closed search.
“It will be important for all parts of the K-State community to be represented, including students, faculty, staff, alumni, athletics, endowment, and the wider Manhattan community,” stated Regent Mullin. “I am looking forward to working on behalf of the entire Wildcat family to find the next president of this great university.”
The Board is reviewing candidates for the position of Interim President, with plans to make a decision within the next couple of weeks.
Addressing the accomplishments of President Schulz, Regent Shane Bangerter, chair of the Kansas Board of Regents, began: “The mission of Kansas State University is to foster excellent teaching, research, and service to advance the well-being of Kansas and the nation.
“The Board is greatly appreciative of President Kirk Schulz and the time he spent at Kansas State University, where under his watch, K-State has achieved record levels in research expenditures, overall student enrollment, and student body diversity. For the fourth consecutive year, private giving has exceeded $100 million, demonstrating an ongoing belief by countless individuals in the direction of this historic university.
“A true champion of strategic planning, President Schulz has done wonderful things for this university and the entire state of Kansas, setting the institution in the right direction to create the workforce tomorrow’s economy will need. We wish him well as his journey in higher education continues.”