(AP)--- Wichita State University President, John William Bardo has died.
The university said in a news release that the 70-year-old died Tuesday at Wesley Medical Center.
Bardo was admitted in late November for a chronic lung condition.
He spent several weeks in rehabilitation and at home before returning to the hospital last weekend.
He became Wichita State's President in July 2012.
Bardo began his career at Wichita State as an Assistant Professor of Sociology.
he is survived by Deborah Bardo, his wife of 44 years, and their son, Christopher.