KSU President Jon Resigns

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Kansas State University President Jon Wefald has announced his plans to retire at the end of the next academic year.

Wefald has been at the Manhattan campus since 1986. In that time, enrollment has grown from 16,000 students to more than 23,000 this year.

Among the accomplishments under his tenure include increasing private donations, boosting academic research grants and improving the campus infrastructure.

Kansas State is a member of the Big 12 Conference and has also improved its stature in both football and basketball standings in recent years.

Board of Regents spokesman Kip Peterson said the board will likely discuss the process of replacing Wefald when it meets Wednesday and Thursday. He said one option is to create a search committee to conduct a nationwide search through the remainder of the year.

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