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Sources: Kirk Schulz, 785-532-6221, kirks@k-state.edu; Bruce Shubert, 785-532-6226, bshubert@k-state.edu
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News release prepared by: Cheryl May, 785-532-6415, may@k-state.edu

Monday, Jan. 11, 2009

BRUCE SHUBERT CHOOSES TO RETURN TO ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT ROLE; NATIONAL SEARCH TO BEGIN SOON

MANHATTAN -- Bruce Shubert, Kansas State University's vice president for administration and finance, has decided to return to his prior post of associate vice president.

K-State President Kirk Schulz said, "I have been very pleased with Bruce's leadership and outstanding work as vice president. Although I'm personally disappointed that he has made this decision, I respect his preferences. We will begin a national search for a vice president for administration and finance within the next few weeks."

Schulz said Tim de Noble, dean of the College of Architecture, Planning and Design, has agreed to chair the search committee, which has not yet been selected.

"I've enjoyed facing the challenges of being vice president at K-State," Shubert said, "but my strengths are better utilized when I can focus on more internal processes and issues. I appreciate working with President Schulz and am grateful he recognizes that this move will allow me to continue to contribute positively, and that, ultimately, K-State will be strengthened."

Shubert joined K-State in 2003 as associate vice president for administration and finance. He was named to the vice president post effective Jan. 1, 2009, succeeding Tom Rawson.

Shubert came to K-State after 21 years at Fort Hays State University, where he held increasingly responsible positions, including vice president for administration and finance. He earned both his bachelor's and his MBA from Fort Hays State University, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Phi honor society. He is a Certified Public Accountant and also has experience in systems analysis, programming and other IT functions.