KNI Superintendent Retires After 35 years

By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher
By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher

The superintendent of the Kansas Neurological Institute has retired after nearly 35 years with the residential facility for Kansans with severe disabilities.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Barney Hubert retired this month. He'll be replaced on an interim basis by KNI program director Brent Widick.

Hubert started at KNI in 1978 as an activities director and spent most of his professional career there. He also had a brief stint with the Department for Social and Rehabilitation Services.

KNI, which serves about 150 residents, has been a source of controversy since a commission formed in 2009 included it on a list of state facilities that could be closed. The commission recommended its residents be moved to home and community-based living. The recommendation has never been acted on.


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