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Ken Hush, Emporia State interim president, speaks at podium during Kossover Tennis Complex ribbon cutting

Regents Name Interim ESU President

Nov. 17, 2021 Administration

The Kansas Board of Regents in its action meeting today, Wednesday, November 17, 2021, approved three components related to the search for our next president. The actions are:

Regents Name Acting ESU President

Oct. 5, 2021 Administration

The Kansas Board of Regents just announced that Provost George Arasimowicz will serve as our acting president, beginning October 16. The board will take action on naming an interim president at a future Regents meeting.

Allison Garrett and students

President Garrett Resigns for Position in Oklahoma

Sept. 24, 2021 Administration

Today, Emporia State University President Allison D. Garrett was named the ninth chancellor and chief executive officer for the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education. In her new role, Garrett will lead the Oklahoma state system comprised of 25 state colleges and universities, 11 constituent agencies, one university center and independent colleges and universities coordinated with the state system. She will report to a constitutional board whose nine members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate.

Emporia State Highest Ranked Kansas Public Regional Institution

Sept. 13, 2021 Administration

In rankings released Sept. 13, 2021, by U.S. News & World Report, Emporia State University was the highest ranked Kansas public regional institution as well as the only one that ranked in social mobility for its graduates.

Nyk Robertson

Nyk Robertson Named Interim Senior Director of Diversity

July 22, 2021 Administration

Nyk Robertson, who has served as the associate director of TRIO Student Support Services at Emporia State since 2019, has accepted the position of ESU interim senior director of diversity, beginning August 8.

David Cordle, university Provost

Bringing People Together

June 10, 2021 Administration

When Dr. David Cordle leaves his office in Plumb Hall for the last time in June, he will conclude a career in higher education that spans four decades. If you count his years as a student, he has spent five decades on college and university campuses.