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Wichita State President Dr. Richard Muma


Wichita State University is led by President Dr. Richard Muma, Ph.D., MPH, PA‑C.

Muma, who goes by Rick, was appointed the 15th President of Wichita State University on May 6, 2021.

Muma was born in Wichita but raised in Houston. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston, a Master of Public Health in Community Health from the University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston, and a Ph.D. in higher education administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.


Learn more about President Muma Learn about the Inauguration See Dr. Muma's Priorities for WSU


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Rick Muma at 2021 Fall Address

2021 Fall Address

Watch on-demand video of President Muma's 2021 fall semester kickoff event, held August 18 at the Rhatigan Student Center.


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