June 16, 2016

Kansas State University Presidential Search
Now Accepting Applications and Nominations

(Topeka, Kansas) - The Kansas Board of Regents and the wider Kansas State University community are pleased to announce applications and nominations for the position of President are now invited.

The Board seeks a proven leader who understands the unique mission of a land grant institution and promotes the value of the entire range of academic programs and degrees within the university. Among the attributes sought are intellectual achievement; impeccable integrity; successful leadership in a complex university and research environment; transparency and communication; appreciation for the full array of all the university’s academic offerings; innovation; entrepreneurship; well-developed management skills; excellence in human relations; fundraising success; experience in international and online education; and creative problem solving.

Founded in 1863, Kansas State University is the nation’s first operational land-grant institution and is internationally recognized for excellence in research, scholarly, creative activities, discovery; undergraduate and graduate education; extension and outreach. The university has seen many recent successes, including the fourth consecutive year of $100 million-plus fundraising, and ranks second in the nation among top universities for which to work. More than 24,700 students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries pursue degrees in the university’s nine academic colleges.

For more information about the University, and full details regarding expectations, characteristics, and qualifications for the position, please visit: 

“I’d like to thank all the individuals who have contributed to the Presidential Position Profile, representing the main campus in Manhattan, the Polytechnic Campus in Salina, the Olathe Campus and the Global Campus, as well as so many other important stakeholders from the wider K-State community” stated Regent Dennis Mullin, chair of the Presidential Search Committee. “We have already spent lot of time laying the groundwork for a large pool of candidates,” he continued, “and I’m looking forward to seeing what applications and nominations are submitted.”

The search is being assisted by John B. Hicks and Ann Die Hasselmo, Senior Consultants, Academic Search, Inc. Application materials must be electronically submitted to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To assure best consideration, applications should be received by September 26, 2016. All applications will remain confidential. Following interviews with the Presidential Search Committee, the Kansas Board of Regents will conduct interviews and make the final selection. While not a requirement for the position, the new President is expected to assume office in early calendar year 2017.

The consultants may be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 205-345-7221 and
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 202-276-8654.


About the Kansas Board of Regents:
The nine-member Kansas Board of Regents is the governing board of the state’s six universities and the statewide coordinating board for the state’s 32 public higher education institutions (six state universities, one municipal university, nineteen community colleges, and six technical colleges). In addition, the Board administers the state’s student financial aid, adult education, high school equivalency, and career and technical education programs. Private proprietary schools and out-of-state institutions are authorized by the Kansas Board of Regents to operate in Kansas.

ICON document-PDF Presidential Search Now Accepting Applications and Nominations (PDF download)