Welcome to the Wichita State University President's Office. WSU President John Bardo and his administrative team are involved in the planning and decision processes throughout the university.

President Bardo chats with students at his home during a picnic.

A Better Future for Wichita and the World

Under Dr. Bardo's leadership, Wichita State University is becoming internationally recognized as the model for applied learning and research. It's all in keeping with our mission to be an essential educational, cultural and economic driver for Kansas and the greater public good.


From the president's desk

Artist working at GoCreate

STEM to STEAM: The arts are greatly influencing the future

The visual and performing arts, and the creative people who fuel them, are thought-provoking, uplifting and more important than ever.

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Dr. Bardo addressing Congress

Dr. Bardo's Congressional Testimony, July 25, 2018

The future of post-high school education is already changing dramatically and it will continue to change in ways that are not fully predictable. To address these changes, Wichita State University is taking many concerted actions.

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Friday night in Old Town square, downtown Wichita.

10 Steps to Faster State and Local Economic Growth

Kansas and Wichita can undoubtedly grow faster if the governor, Legislature and local officials focus on these 10 key policy dimensions.

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