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.  
graphic with President Muma on yellow background and text in black "A message from President Muma."
March 9, 2022 — Today marks two years since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic; but more than that, it’s two years since the true mettle of Shocker Nation was tested. While we mourn the loss of far too many lives to this virus, it’s my hope that everyone will find some comfort in the closeness and support of our Shocker family.
Image of Morrison Hall with picture of Rick Muma superimposed over it and text 'Forward Together podcast with President Rick Muma. Wichita State University.'
February 10, 2022 — For the February episode of "Forward Together," President Rick Muma, Shocker head basketball coach Isaac Brown, and Chamber of Wichita chief executive officer John Rolfe as they discuss making higher education more accessible.
January 18, 2022 — Dear Shockers, I’m so happy to have you back on campus for the spring semester. I’m so proud of your hard work, dedication and flexibility through these trying times. Please know you always have my support. I’m excited to see what you accomplish this semester.
January 18, 2022 — Dear colleagues, I’m so happy to have you back on campus for the spring semester. Thank you for your role in all of our accomplishments and for doing your part to work hard for our students during these trying times. Together we will continue to flourish.
December 14, 2021 — Dear Shocker family: Thank you for all you've done this year to help Wichita State thrive and for all your support for our students, our university, and all of Shocker Nation.
December 9, 2021 — Check out this video presentation of President Rick Muma congratulating the 1,100 Shockers graduating at the fall 2021 commencement ceremony. This is the 124th fall commencement ceremony at Wichita State.
December 8, 2021 — An injunction was issued Dec. 7 by a federal judge in Georgia halting the implementation of the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal government contractors and subcontractors. Because of this injunction, Wichita State University is suspending the employee vaccine mandate requirement and process, effective immediately. Employees are not required to be vaccinated as a condition of employment at the university.