Message from the president

Dear faculty and staff, 

One of our fellow Regents institutions announced an organizational restructuring using, in part, a policy issued by the Kansas Board of Regents in response to the financial pressures created by the COVID-19 pandemic.  

This announcement may cause you to wonder if Wichita State will also be availing itself of this temporary policy. That answer is simple: no.  

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced institutions across the country to rethink how they do business: financially, programmatically and operationally. Wichita State is no exception.  

We have had to make our own difficult, strategic decisions to navigate these uncharted waters (i.e., voluntary retirements, hiring freezes, restrictions on discretionary spending, etc.) and it is through your hard work, dedication and sacrifice that we have been successful in raising revenue while reducing costs to preserve the policies and past practices of our institution.  

Thank you for your continued support of Wichita State University. 

Have a great semester, 

President Rick Muma