Rick Muma

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Wichita State president Rick Muma will make the same salary as his predecessor, according to a document obtained through a records request.

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Last week, Rick Muma was named the 15th president of Wichita State University.

He assumes the presidency amid the COVID-19 pandemic and following the sudden departures of former president Jay Golden and men’s basketball coach Gregg Marshall.

Muma sat down with KMUW’s Suzanne Perez to talk about his new role and the future of WSU.

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The Kansas Board of Regents on Thursday appointed Rick Muma as the next president of Wichita State University.

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The Kansas Board of Regents formed a closed committee on Wednesday to recommend whom the Regents should select as Wichita State University's next president.

Wichita lawyer Dan Peare will chair the Wichita State University Presidential Search Committee. Peare earned two degrees at WSU. He also serves on the WSU Foundation Board of Directors and National Advisory Council.

Regent Allen Schmidt will represent the board on the committee alongside Regent CEO and President Blake Flanders.

The other committee members include:

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Wichita State University is running a campaign to have students support what they usually oppose: higher fees.

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Wichita State University has a new acting president.

The university's provost, Rick Muma, will serve as president while current president John Bardo continues to recover from two surgeries. Bardo was hospitalized in November due to a chronic lung condition.