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Source: Charles Reagan, 785-532-6221,
News release prepared by: Cheryl May, 785-532-6415,

Monday, July 27, 2009

Set for Thursday, Sept. 24, 2 p.m. Bramlage Coliseum:

MANHATTAN -- Due to overwhelming response to attend the presidential inauguration of Kirk Schulz at Kansas State University, organizers have moved the event to Bramlage Coliseum. The change in venue necessitated a change in date as well.

"We want everyone who wishes to attend the inauguration to be able to do so," said K-State President Kirk Schulz.

Charles Reagan, chief of staff and deputy to the president, said the inauguration will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, in Bramlage Coliseum. A reception, also open to all, will follow the ceremony.

To minimize expenses, this inauguration will follow the modest schedule of the previous two K-State inaugurations, Reagan said.

Schulz was named as K-State's president in February 2009 by the Kansas Board of Regents and began his tenure June 15. Before joining K-State, he served as vice president for research and economic development at Mississippi State University.

He is a member of ABET, the recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and technology. He is also a member of its Engineering Accreditation Commission. Schulz is an active member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and the American Society for Engineering Education. In recognition of his work in chemical engineering, he was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2007 and a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education in 2008.