Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Thursday, 31 July 2014
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
 
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports
Hammond To Retire As President Of Ft. Hays State University
10/30/2013

Joined by the leadership of the Kansas Board of Regents, Dr. Edward H. Hammond announced during a news conference today on the campus of Fort Hays State University that he would resign effective on June 30, 2014, the end of the current fiscal year.

Dr. Hammond has had an inordinately lengthy tenure as FHSU president. He arrived at FHSU in 1987 and is currently the longest-serving president in the Regents system. With the help of administrators, faculty and staff, he has been the catalyst for FHSU's remarkable contributions to the betterment of its students and the people of Kansas.

His resignation letter to the Regents follows:

October 25, 2013

To the Kansas Board of Regents:

Fort Hays State University is a different kind of university, unlike any other Regent institution. And there is no other place I would rather be but in May of 2014, I will be 70 years old and in my 28th year as President. I know it is in the university’s best interest to begin the transition to new leadership. Therefore, I will retire as President when my contract ends June 30, 2014.

Individual Regents and I have been in discussions about this transition for some time and I have told the Board of Regents that FHSU is where I wish to conclude my career. Our University deserves the best in a leader and I want to give the Board ample time to select the next President. I am also committed to work with the Board to ensure a smooth and successful transition.

Leading FHSU has been the most challenging and rewarding work of my 48-year career. It is a tremendous privilege and one that continually energizes me. I am extremely proud of the work we have done together to make Fort Hays more vibrant, more accessible and more global. I fully anticipate the next 8 months will be like my previous 27 years – very busy. I have often said that I have the best job in higher education and I look forward to continue to work with faculty, students, staff and alumni to continue to make our University great!

When a new President is in place, Mary and I plan to live in Ellis County. We have always lived in college towns and believe there is no place like Hays, America. We did not think twice about where we wanted to call home after the presidency.

Thomas Jefferson said, “If in my retirement to the humble station of private citizen, I am accompanied with esteem and good wishes of my fellow citizens, it will be because of the hard work of many.” I know that applies to me as well. Thank you for helping to make the university successful.

Today it’s much too soon for goodbyes. Instead let’s move forward and continue to advance the excellence of our University. That is my wish and that is my plan.

Sincerely,
Edward H. Hammond, President
Fort Hays State University

 

© Ft. Hays Press Release
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Head On Crash Claims The Life of a Liberal Woman
Two Indicted On Document Fraud
Injury Accident Reported In Liberal
Liberal Firefighters Repond To A Residential Fire
Headrick Wins 5 State Fair Queen
Winners Split Jackpot at Summer Bingo Party
Dr. Valdez To Relocate To Wichita Area
SOUTHWEST MEDICAL CENTER EARNS EXCELLENCE THROUGH INSIGHT AWARD
New Hours At Adventure Bay Family Waterpark
Liberal Police Look For Suspect
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Kansas Revenues Up In July
Liberal Police Look For Suspect
USDA Selects Abengoa in Hugoton to Accept Biomass Deliveries in Kansas
An Angry Red Update with LHS Athletic Director  
Oklahoma Voter Registration Deadline Approaches
New Hours At Adventure Bay Family Waterpark
Concerns Continue Over DCCC Merger
Roadwork In Ulysses To Detour Traffic
Rattler Teams Make Strong Showings in Upper Midwest
Hot, Dry Conditions Stress Kansas Crops
Click Here For All Stories
Click Here for KSCB Talk Radio 1270 am
Click Here for B107.5
Click Here for The Legend 102.7
click Here for ozzBlog
Click Here for the Emergency Alert Hanbook

©2014 Seward County Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1410 N. Western Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

Emergency Alert System | EEO Public Report Form | The Public and Broadcasting

Powered by Radio Media Group