President Richard Linton of K-State has been diagnosed with throat and tongue cancer. He will undergo daily treatments at the KU Cancer Center in Kansas City over the next few months. It is important for him to take these steps now, as the cancer is treatable and can be curable.
He plans to stay connected with the university’s activities but acknowledges that his presence will be limited. Much of his work will be conducted remotely from Kansas City.
To support President Linton during this time, the Kansas Board of Regents has chosen to appoint another university leader, Dr. Marshall Stewart, the senior vice president and chief of staff. Dr. Stewart will represent President Linton at significant university events and meetings and will collaborate on decision-making. Both Dr. Stewart and President Linton share a common approach to university leadership and will maintain alignment through regular communication.