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Ken Hush, 18th President of Emporia State University

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Ken Hush, 18th ESU President

Ken Hush served as Interim President of Emporia State University on November 17, 2021. He was named the 18th president on June 22, 2022, by the Kansas Board of Regents. Hush is a graduate of Emporia State and was inducted into the ESU Athletics Hall of Honor in 1995.

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