Official Statement regarding the appointment of Dr. Richard Muma to be the 15th President of Wichita State University


WICHITA, KS- Today the Kansas Board of Regents has appointed Dr. Richard Muma as the 15th president of Wichita State University, effective immediately. Muma has been serving as interim president of Wichita State since September 2020.

As the representatives of the 16,000 students of Wichita State University, the Student Government Association would like to join in and congratulate Dr. Muma on his appointment to be the 15th president of Wichita State University.

“I am very excited to continue working with Dr. Muma. During his time as Interim President he put students first while understanding the different functions of our University. There is no doubt on my mind that he is the best person for this job. I look forward to working with him to create a Legacy of Change for Wichita State University, “said Rija Khan, Student Body President

“Knowing Dr. Muma on both a personal and professional level, I am very excited to continue to work with him on behalf of all students of Wichita State University and the greater Wichita community. His leadership and professionalism has been a guiding force during these unprecedented times,” said Jacob Tubach, the Speaker of the Student Senate.

On behalf of the Student Government Association and the Student Body, we wish him the best of luck as President and congratulate him and First Gentleman Case on this monumental appointment. ##

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