Image of President Muma speaking into microphone and text A message from President Muma.
September 8, 2022 — 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.  
September 7, 2022 — September is National Suicide Prevention Month. To highlight the importance of this month, President Rick Muma is encouraging students, faculty and staff to engage with Wichita State's nationally recognized Suspenders4Hope Preventing Suicide training. The training helps amplify efforts at WSU to reduce the stigma around mental health and to normalize treatment.
Image of President Muma speaking into microphone and text A message from President Muma.
September 1, 2022 — Wichita State University has a long history of individuals committed to making it a place where students and our entire community can learn and grow. This year, the WSU Foundation is hosting the first annual Founders’ Day of Giving to honor the legacy that was begun in September of 1895, which we continue to build today.
August 22, 2022 — Hello, Shockers. As we begin a new academic year, it's my pleasure to welcome you home to Wichita State University. Everyone in our Shocker family is dedicated to your success, so don't hesitate to reach out to faculty or staff. We're all here for you.
July 27, 2022 — Wichita State University faculty and staff are invited to the annual Fall Address at 2:30 p.m. today, Wednesday, Aug. 17, at Woolsey Hall. The event will also be available via a YouTube livestream
May 19, 2022 — On behalf of all of Shocker Nation, I would like to thank Gov. Kelly and the Kansas Legislature for their support of the vision and mission of Wichita State University.  With our strategic plan as a guidepost, we’ve been tirelessly working to ensure Kansas families have access to affordable higher education, fueling the talent pipeline for Kansas businesses, and promoting the economic prosperity of our state. The recent investment by the State will help WSU accelerate efforts that drive these goals.  Making education affordable and accessible for our students is our highest priority, and it goes to the core of all we … Continue reading "Message from President Muma on higher education funding"
May 13, 2022 — Check out this video presentation of President Rick Muma congratulating the more than 2,400 Shockers graduating at the spring 2022 commencement ceremony. This is the 124th spring commencement ceremony at Wichita State.
May 6, 2022 — Dear colleagues, As I shared with you on Wednesday, Wichita State University has parted ways with Director of Athletics Darron Boatright, and we are grateful to Senior Associate Athletic Director Sarah Adams for stepping into the interim role. I noted in my previous message that WSU Athletics has a bright future and so much to offer. We will work expediently but diligently to identify a new leader of our athletics program and to get that person on board as quickly as possible. This is an important hire for our university, and while we will engage an experienced search firm to assist us in the process, I have asked six members of the Wichita State community to advise me throughout the search. These individuals all have a great passion for Wichita State, share our vision for leadership, and have the insight to assist me as I make a determination of what is next for Shocker Athletics.
Dr. Shirley Lefever
April 14, 2022 — Following our national search and extensive interviews with three finalist candidates for the position of Wichita State’s new executive vice president and provost, I’m very pleased to appoint Dr. Shirley Lefever to the permanent position, effective immediately. 
Graphic featuring President Rick Muma and text 'A Message from the President.'
March 9, 2022 — Late last year, Wichita State University announced that all students, faculty and staff would be required to complete mandatory training on preventing harassment and discrimination.