HAYS, Kan. - Fort Hays State University is losing its president after 28 years. Dr. Edward Hammond announced this week he is stepping down when his contract ends in June 2014.
He submitted his resignation letter to the Kansas Board of Regents. In the letter he says, "Fort Hays State University is a different kind of university, unlike any other Regent institution. And there is no other place I would rather be but in May of 2014, I will be 70 years old and in my 28th year as President. I know it is in the university's best interest to begin the transition to new leadership."
Hammond plans to continue living in Hays after he leaves FHSU.
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