Former K-State administrator and athletic director Bob Krause, 70, died Wednesday after battling with cancer.
Krause was Vice President for Institutional Advancement at K-State from 1968 to 2009. He also served as athletic director from 2008-2009 when then athletic director Tim Weiser left the university.
Krause resigned from the position in 2009 after a secret buyout agreement with then football coach Ron Prince was revealed, according to the Wichita Eagle. Since then, Krause became the director of development at the Olathe campus.
His wife Marty Vanier, is the director of operations for the university’s National Agricultural and Biosecurity Center.
Sad day for the K-State Family with the passing of former VP & Athletic Director Bob Krause – he did many great things for Kansas State
— Kirk H. Schulz (@kstate_pres) December 16, 2015
Prayers and thoughts to family of Bob Krause. He helped build #KState into what it is today. We were lucky for his vision and leadership.
— Brian Rassette (@WildcatBrian80) December 17, 2015
Many thoughts and prayers to all family and friends of Bob Krause. May Bob Krause rest in peace. https://t.co/SSC2zZQ7KX
— David Scott Fritchen (@DScottFritchen) December 16, 2015