K-State's Wefald Hall, ESU's Koch Center Names Approved

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- The Kansas Board of Regents approved requests for the names of a new residence hall at Kansas State University and a leadership center at Emporia State University.

K-State will honor former president Jon Wefald by naming a coming eight-floor residence hall in his honor. Wefald led the school from 1986 to 2009.

Wefald Hall will house 540 students and is expected to open in August 2016.

Meanwhile, Emporia State University will name a its new academic center the Koch Center for Leadership and Ethics.

It was established through initial grants of $750,000 from the Fred and Mary Koch Foundation, Koch Industries, three Koch employees.

The Center will be housed in the School of Business and focus on the research and instruction of leadership and business ethics.