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Schulz accepts position at Washington State University

K-State President Kirk Schulz will be leaving the Little Apple to serve as the next president of Washington State University.

“I will continue to serve as K-State president through mid-May, and will transition to Washington State in mid-June,” K-State’s 13th president announced in a K-State Today press release Friday morning.

Former K-State President Jon Wefald, who received a master’s degree at Washington State University, told the Collegian that Schulz will be a good fit at the new job.

“There are lots of challenges because the state doesn’t have any money,” Wefald said. “Kirk did a very good job here at K-State.”

The Collegian will continue to update the story as more information is released here.

RCPD investigating Thursday-night aggravated kidnapping

Riley County Police are investigating an aggravated kidnapping that occurred Thursday night.

Around 11:30 p.m., RCPD received a report of a woman had been dragged by her vehicle after attempting to flee an attacker who was not known to her. Police responded to the 500 block of Richards Drive to find several bystanders helping the 19-year-old female with her significant non-life threatening injuries, according to KMAN.

In relation to this report, RCPD is currently seeking information on the unknown heavy-set hispanic male suspect. KMAN reports that he stands between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 10 inches. He has a medium accent and possible facial hair.

If you have insights about this suspect or the corresponding investigation, contact RCPD (785-537-2112 or 911 in an emergency) or Manhattan Riley County Crime Stoppers (785-539-7777).