Ruth Ann and I want to thank all of you and the entire Collegian staff for what you all called the Commemorative Issue for Ruth Ann and me and my 23 years as president of K-State for Tuesday, May 5. I cannot say thank you enough for your Tuesday, May 5, K-State Collegian. Every single article is well written and extraordinarily accurate. I have always been a fan of the K-State Collegian, and I always will be. Ruth Ann and I will always be grateful for this commemorative issue that is headlined with the theme “Leaving a Legacy.”
I also want to thank the entire K-State family. I have enjoyed working with our outstanding faculty and our Faculty Senate Leadership Group over the past 23 years. I have been overjoyed to work with our K-State Student Senate and student leaders from across the university. I also have definitely enjoyed working with the Classified Senate and all of the superb facilities employees that have kept our campus so neat and beautiful. I know that many alums read the K-State Collegian so I want to thank all of our dedicated alums from coast to coast for their dedicated support of K-State for many, many years and their support of Ruth Ann and me over the past 23 years that we have been privileged to serve the university. We wish all of you the best, and we will see you down the road.
I want to thank Angela Powers for doing a first-rate job as director of the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications. I also want to thank the Collegian adviser, Kim Baltrip, for the truly outstanding job that she has done as the adviser to the K-State Collegian since 2005.