Over the past five years, Wichita State University has achieved a remarkable physical and institutional transformation, guided by the vision of its recently deceased president, Dr. John Bardo.
Its main campus has grown by 120 acres. Enrollment has grown through geographic, online and curriculum expansion. And community impact and visibility has increased through new locations and a GED-to-PhD affiliation with the largest technical college in Kansas, rebranded as WSU Tech.
WSU’s reputation is growing as one of the top innovative universities in the nation, bolstered by academic and research programs, the high profile of men’s basketball and new membership in the American Athletic Conference, which includes other city-based research universities in Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, Tulsa, Orlando, Tampa and Memphis.Download the full presidential search profile