Dear Wildcat Nation,
Thank you! Mary Lawrence and I are incredibly honored and humbled to have this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to come to Manhattan and join the team at Kansas State. We are grateful to incoming President Kirk Schulz and the search committee for giving us the opportunity to join the K-State family.
I want to thank K-State Alumni Association CEO Amy Button Renz and her search committee members Lee Borck, Suzie Fritz, Dr. Mike Holen, Dr. Melody LeHew, Kevin Lockett, Chris Merriewether and Lydia Peele for their service. Having served in this fashion a few times myself, most recently on the search committee for UT's new chancellor, I fully appreciate the extra time and effort they put into the process.