Kansas State University is beginning its search for a new president.
The Kansas Board of Regents today put out a call for applications and nominations in its search for a new president of the Manhattan campus.
“The Board seeks a proven leader who understands the unique mission of a land grant institution and promotes the value of the entire range of academic programs and degrees within the university,” said a statement released by regents Thursday afternoon.
Regents in their statement said they are looking for someone with attributes that include, “intellectual achievement; impeccable integrity; successful leadership in a complex university and research environment; transparency and communication.”
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K-State also wants a person with appreciation for all the university’s academic offerings; innovation; entrepreneurship; well-developed management skills including excellence in human relations and fund raising success, among other things.
“We have already spent lot of time laying the groundwork for a large pool of candidates,” said Regent Dennis Mullin, chair of the Presidential Search Committee. “I’m looking forward to seeing what applications and nominations are submitted.”
A new president would replace former president Kirk Schulz who announced in March that he was leaving K-State to take the job as president of Washington State University. The Washington State job became vacant when President Elson Floyd, who had formerly led the University of Missouri System, passed away last year.
In April the university announced that Gen. Richard B. Myers, a retired U.S. Air Force general and Kansas State University alumnus, would serve as K-State’s interim president.