The following is an excerpt from a story about the inauguration of Wichita State President John Bardo in the Oct. 12 issue of The Wichita Eagle.
John Bardo takes oath as Wichita State president
John Bardo used his formal inauguration as president of Wichita State University on Friday to describe “storm clouds” in Wichita’s future and outline his plans for moving the university and the regional economy forward.
At WSU’s Hughes Metropolitan Complex at 29th North and Oliver, Bardo took the formal oath as WSU’s 13th president, three months after he unofficially took over, and reminded hundreds of listeners that Wichita has prided itself for decades on past achievements in entrepreneurship. Pizza Hut was founded here, as was Rent-A-Center, but “that entrepreneurial spirit is not what it once was,” he said.