June 4 statement from Wichita State University

Wichita State’s leaders, starting with President Bardo, care deeply about the university and are making decisions intended to secure the future of our students and community. Through our strategic plan, we are committed to hands-on learning and research that will grow the economy and improve the quality of life of every Kansan.

We hear regularly from students, faculty, staff and alumni about their tremendous pride in the changes underway at WSU and with their ideas for additional improvements. We also hear from good people who are uncomfortable with changes in the university, higher education and society. We want to learn from them, too.

We welcome diverse points of views, but the advertisement appearing in the June 3 Wichita Eagle is misleading and includes inaccuracies. A good place to start learning the facts is President Bardo’s message, “The Truth about Innovation Campus."