President Myers to retire at end of calendar year

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Richard Myers, university president since 2016, announced his plans to retire at the end of the calendar year. (Archive photo by George Walker | The Collegian)

In a Monday edition of K-State Today, President Richard Myers announced his plans to retire at the end of this calendar year. Myers has served as Kansas State president since 2016.

“Being president of my alma mater was one of the most fulfilling jobs I’ve ever had,” Myers said in a K-State Today press release. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with the many talented and dedicated people who comprise the K-State family.”

The retired U.S. Air Force four-star general and former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was born in Merriam, Kansas, and graduated from K-State with his bachelor’s degree in 1965.

Myers returned to K-State as interim president in April 2016 before the Board of Regents officially named him the 14th president later that year.

The Board of Regents said more details surrounding the search for Myers’ replacement will be announced at a later date.

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My name is Jared Shuff, and I am the current editor-in-chief of the Collegian. Previously, I worked as the arts & culture editor and as a contributing writer for the news desk. I am a senior in secondary education with an emphasis in English/journalism. I grew up in Hutchinson, Kansas, and attended Hutchinson Community College before transferring to K-State in 2020.