K-State Olathe's Presidential Social draws full
houseK-State Olathe Communications
Kansas City's purple pride was evident as nearly 200 people turned out for the
Presidential Social at the Kansas State University Olathe campus March 23.
Audience members included alumni, local elected officials, organization
directors, industry leaders, K-State
deans and fans.
social mixer kicked off the event, which was followed by remarks from Ralph
Richardson ’69, ’70, interim dean and CEO of K-State
Kirk Schulz, university president, about university and campus progress. A short
question-and-answer session concluded the event, with many audience members
opting to tour the campus or continue mingling.
"It was a marvelous
event," Richardson said. "There was so much energy and enthusiasm for the future
of K-State and K-State Olathe from everyone there."
about the Olathe campus's connections to the Greater Kansas City Area industry
and to the communities. He recognized new faculty members and shared his vision
for the future of the campus.
Schulz highlighted major milestones
at the main campus, including new buildings, leadership and progress on
K-State's path to being named a Top 50 public research university by
"It was thrilling to see so many people in Kansas City who are
invested in K-State's future," Schulz said. "The Olathe campus is pivotal in
reaching new markets and furthering K-State's reputation as a leader in animal
health, food science and industrial manufacturing systems engineering in the
Greater Kansas City Area."
K-State Olathe's next public event is Open House
on April 16. (Photos: K-State Olathe