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K-State Today

September 10, 2012



Bruce Shubert retiring in June 2013 as vice president for administration and finance

By Communications and Marketing

After more than 30 years in higher education, Bruce Shubert will retire from his position at Kansas State University in June 2013. Shubert has served as vice president for administration and finance at Kansas State since 2009, joining the university in 2003 as associate vice president for administration and finance.

"The K-State family deeply appreciates the service Bruce provided during a critical time at our university," said President Kirk Schulz. "His deep institutional knowledge and high degree of integrity were key during a time of significant leadership transition. He has done a remarkable job and played an integral role in our efforts to become a Top 50 public research university by 2025.

"I have appreciated his leadership and common sense approach in shepherding the university into a true three-campus system during challenging times," said Provost April Mason. "Bruce has worked tirelessly on behalf of K-State as a problem-solver who always puts the interest of our university and our faculty, staff and students first. I will personally miss his wise counsel."

Shubert sees great potential for the role as the university moves forward.

"Given all the positives, this is a great time to attract a quality pool of applicants for this position," Shubert said. "The university has an outstanding administrative team, positive enrollment trends and clear strategic direction. Kansas State will benefit from the fresh perspective and new approach my successor will bring to the team."

President Schulz announced the formation of a search committee, chaired by Jeff Morris, vice president for communications and marketing. A search consultant will be used and a request for proposal is being prepared. Details will be announced soon.

Shubert came to Kansas State after 21 years at Fort Hays State University, where he held increasingly responsible positions, including vice president for administration and finance. He has served on Faculty Senate and numerous university committees and boards as well as representing the university to the Kansas Board of Regents and serving as the chair of the Regents Council of Business Officers for 2011-2012. During his tenure as vice president, he oversaw critical strategic facilities and infrastructure investments that will serve Kansas State University for years to come.