John William Bardo has been named by the Kansas Board of Regents as the new president of Wichita State University, effective July 1.
Bardo will become the 13th president of Wichita State, following President Donald Beggs’ resignation June 30.
“My wife and I are very excited to be part of the WSU family,” Bardo said. “Wichita State is a wonderful university with great potential. Wichita is a tremendous community and we’re delighted to be back. I look forward to working closely with the university’s students, staff and faculty, as well as with Wichita’s business and civic leaders, in advancing WSU’s mission.”