Sept. 24, 2021

Regents thank Emporia State President Allison Garrett for her service

(Topeka, Kan.) – Kansas Board of Regents Chair Cheryl Harrison-Lee issued the following statement thanking Emporia State University President Allison Garrett for her service following President Garrett’s announcement that she is leaving the university to become chancellor and chief executive officer for the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education:

On behalf of the Board, I want to thank President Garrett for her service to Emporia State University. Under her leadership, the university has made significant strides in improving retention and graduation rates and achieving record job placement for graduates. Her work in advancing student outcomes has been important to our system’s strategic emphasis on supporting Kansas families. The Regents extend our congratulations to President Garrett and wish her all the best in her new role.


The Board will discuss interim leadership options and the search for the next president of Emporia State in the coming weeks.

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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.

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