BREAKING: President Linton diagnosed with throat and tongue cancer, community event

President Richard Linton makes a presidential address to the audience at the presidential inauguration on Sept. 2, 2022, in McCain Auditorium. (Archive photo by Macey Franko | Collegian Media Group)

Kansas State President Richard Linton will work remotely from Kansas City, Kansas, for the first few months of the fall semester because of throat and tongue cancer. He will undergo daily treatments with the KU Cancer Center, according to his update in K-State Today.

“This is obviously not how I envisioned starting the fall semester, but it is necessary that I take these steps at this time, as this cancer is treatable and curable,” Linton said.

Linton said he plans on staying engaged with the university. He appointed Dr. Marshall Stewart, senior vice president and chief of staff, to represent him at university events and meetings.

“Dr. Stewart and I are completely aligned in how we lead this university, and we will continue to ensure we’re aligned through regular communication,” Linton said.

A community event will commence at 5 p.m. on Aug. 8 at the Anderson Hall lawn to show support for President Linton. Parking will be free on campus and in the parking garage starting at 4 p.m., and a guest book will be available for people to “share notes of encouragement and support with the Lintons,” according to K-State Today.

I'm Carter Schaffer, the editor-in-chief of the Collegian. Previously I wrote for the news desk and did some photo/video work. I am a senior in mass communications with an emphasis in journalism, and I hope to work in news or video production one day. I've also interned at The Well News in Washington, D.C., through TFAS. I grew up in Andover, Kansas, home of the Andover Trojans, and I've been a Wildcat all my life.