New K-State President Richard Myers says his "honeymoon is over"

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW/AP) The Kansas Board of Regents has chosen interim Kansas State University president Richard Myers as the next president.

Myers joked after the vote that "the honeymoon is over." He also said he "wouldn't do this any other place."

The nine-member board made the decision Tuesday on the campus of the roughly 24,000-student university's main campus in Manhattan.

“General Myers is perfectly positioned to bring K-State into the future, but understands as an alumnus the importance of honoring the traditions and history of this great university,” Zoe Newton, Chair of the Kansas Board of Regents, said.

Richard Myers, a retired four-star general and the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has been interim president since Schulz's departure. Myers graduated from Kansas State in 1965.

He previously had a part-time position at the school as a professor of military history and leadership. The military science building on campus is named for him.

Myers will be the 14th president of the University.

Former president Kirk Schulz announced in March he was leaving the university after seven years at the helm to become Washington State University's president.