Washburn sends Dr. Farley off into retirement with celebration

Dr. Farley, Washburn University's longest-serving president, is retiring effective Sept. 30.
Dr. Farley, Washburn University's longest-serving president, is retiring effective Sept. 30.(WIBW)
Published: Sep. 30, 2022 at 5:10 PM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The Washburn Marching Blues Band gave quite the farewell for Dr. Jerry Farley on Friday.

The marching band came together for a bombastic goodbye to the university’s longest-serving president.

Dr. Farley’s retirement is effective Friday, September 30th, though he’s sticking around the school for another year in a strategic role.

Alumni Association and Foundation President Marshall Meek will take the helm while the university searches for a permanent replacement.

Washburn is holding a retirement reception open to the community on Saturday, October 1 at 12:00 p.m.