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Myers Inaugurated As President Of Kansas State University

Retired Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers was inaugurated as the 14th president of Kansas State University in a ceremony this morning on the main campus in Manhattan.

Myers graduated from K-State in 1965 with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering was joined the Air Force through the ROTC program. He was named interim president of Kansas State University a little over a year ago and was named president last November.
Myers says his interest in becoming the fulltime president of Kansas State can be traced to his love of the university, its faculty, staff and students, as well as the community.

Another reason he decided to pursue the position of president was his strong belief in the landgrant mission of Kansas State University.

Myers says an educated workforce is key to the state’s future prosperity. Despite budget concerns, he says K-State must be a leader in improving higher education.

Myers says more cuts and inadequate funding for education will have a long-term negative impact on the state.

Meyers also has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Auburn University, and served as the 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 2001 to 2005.

Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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