From the president’s desk


Fellow K-Staters,

Midterms are almost here so we’ll keep this one short. We joined various other student body representatives from the Big 12 Conference this week in Washington D.C., meeting with Kansas lawmakers to make higher education and financial aid more accessible to students around the state.

Like most students, we heard the news surrounding the budget cuts and their impact on higher education through the K-State alert notification. We will keep the student body updated as more information and potential consequences become clear. Regardless, we are confident in the K-State administration’s ability to make the best decision that will minimize the negative impact on the students.

Lastly, we would like to congratulate Jessica Van Ranken and Trenton Kennedy on their election as K-State student body president and vice president. They are both thoroughly deserving of this important role and bring with them some great experience and a tremendous work ethic. We are proud to be succeeded by two very capable and proven leaders who will serve the needs of students. We would also like to congratulate all other K-Staters elected to Student Governing Association positions.

We welcome your feedback and any suggestions. You can reach us or via Twitter at @KStateSBP_SBVP. We look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you and Go Cats,

Andy Hurtig, student body president

Joe Tinker, student body vice president