Nov. 17, 2021

Board of Regents names Ken Hush as ESU interim president

(Topeka, Kan.) – The Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) voted today to appoint Ken Hush as interim president of Emporia State University.

“Ken Hush possesses a passion for Emporia State and brings extensive leadership experience to the role of interim president,” said KBOR Chair Cheryl Harrison-Lee. “I am thankful that he is willing to take on the responsibility and steward the university during this transitional period.”

“I am honored and humbled to be the interim president of the university from which I graduated in the community in which I grew up,” said Interim President Hush. “I am excited for the opportunity to work with students, faculty and staff to make ESU better, stronger and a place where excellence is a constant goal.”

Hush is a graduate of Emporia State and was inducted into the ESU Athletics Hall of Honor in 1995. He previously served as chairman of the ESU Foundation Board of Trustees and on the Wichita State University Board of Trustees.

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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.