K-State inaugurates new president

May 01, 2017 - 4:39 am

MANHATTAN, Kan. (KNSS) - Kansas State University has a new president. Retired Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers was inaugurated as the 14th president of Kansas State University in a ceremony Friday morning on the main campus in Manhattan. 

Myers graduated from K-State in 1965 with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering was joined the Air Force through the ROTC program. He also has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Auburn University, and served as the 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 2001 to 2005.  

In his speech on Friday, Myers said that more cuts and inadequate funding for education will have a long-term negative impact on the state. Myers says an educated workforce is key to the state’s future prosperity. Despite budget concerns, he says K-State must be a leader in improving higher education. 

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