WSU President Plans To Step Down

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Don Beggs, Wichita State University President, plans to resign as the university's leader.

Beggs, 70, has been president of WSU since January 1999. He is the 12th president in the history of Wichita State. He said in a press release he will resign after the Kansas Board of Regents names a successor to be in place during the summer of 2012.

"The Kansas Board of Regents is determined to identify a person who is committed to our students, faculty, staff and alumni," Beggs said. "We are continuing to change to be prepared to address new challenges as our world changes. We will continue to do more to be more."

Beggs said he is committed to make this a positive year for students, faculty and staff.

Wichita State will suspend the search for provost until the new president is in place. Keith Pickus is serving as interim provost.

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