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WSU president-elect Kirk Schulz continues land-grant mission

Posted by | March 31, 2016

CAHNRS is pleased to welcome WSU’s 11th president. Kirk Schulz comes to WSU having served as president and professor of chemical engineering at Kansas State University. He brings experience from three land-grant universities.

Kirk Schulz
Kirk Schulz, WSU president-elect

Schulz was unanimously selected March 25 to be the next president of Washington State University. He succeeds former President Elson S. Floyd, who served as WSU president for eight years and died last June following a battle with cancer.

The WSU Board of Regents noted Schulz’ commitment to the land-grant mission, deep connection to students, integrity and belief in the transformative power of higher education.

In an interview with the Capital Press, Schulz said he was drawn to the WSU because of its land-grant mission.

Noting agricultural endeavors at Kansas State, including wheat, sorgum and cattle, Schulz expects to take a similar approach to Floyd’s ag-research commitment at WSU.

“My appreciation for agriculture has really been through working with people in the ag industry,” he told the Capital Press.

Learn more about the WSU presidential transition here.