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Emporia State University draws more new students than in 2021

Sept. 29, 2022 Administration

Emporia State University’s class of new incoming students show double-digit increase in the 20th day of enrollment figures for fall 2022. New freshmen students saw a 12% increase over 2021, new transfer students 15% and new graduate students 7% for an overall increase of 10% for new students compared to fall 2021.

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Federal Grants Allows Emporia State to Create Cybersecurity Center

July 6, 2022 Administration

Two federal grants totaling nearly $3 million for Emporia State University programs were celebrated today during a visit by U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran. The first grant allows the university to create a program in cybersecurity. It came from U.S. Commerce Department funds designated for sciences.

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Emporia State University Names New Athletic Director

June 29, 2022 Administration

David Spafford, an experienced professional with a proven track record for fundraising, has been named the new Director of Athletics for Emporia State University. Spafford, a Kansas native, brings a successful 27-year career in athletics to Hornet Nation. Spafford will officially begin his duties on July 17, 2022.

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Regents name Ken Hush 18th president of Emporia State University

June 22, 2022 Administration

The Kansas Board of Regents named Hush as Interim President of Emporia State on November 17, 2021, following the departure of former president Allison Garrett. He will assume the role of permanent president of the university immediately.

Spring 2022 honor roll released

June 3, 2022 Administration

More than 750 Emporia State undergraduate students were named to the university honor roll after the spring 2022 semester.

Local officers enjoy lunch from ESU

May 26, 2022 Administration

Lunch was on Emporia State University for local law enforcement officers and firefighters earlier this month. On May 10, ESU Interim President Ken Hush and the university’s leadership team sent a deli lunch to more than 70 at the Emporia Police Department, Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, Emporia State Police and Emporia Fire Department.

Commencement Ceremonies Set for May 13 and 14

May 5, 2022 Administration

More than 1,300 Emporia State University students are candidates for degrees during spring commencement ceremonies at White Auditorium on May 13 and 14.