MANHATTAN, Kan. — The chancellor at East Carolina University has withdrawn as a finalist for the president’s job at Kansas State University.
Steve Ballard’s decision Thursday to pull out of the selection process leaves just two finalists vying for the position. Still in the running are University of Maine President Robert Kennedy and Kirk Schulz, a vice president at Mississippi State University.
Ballard said in a statement that the interview process reminded him what a “great place” East Carolina University is and how much he enjoys working there.
Kansas State is seeking to replace longtime President Jon Wefald. Wefald plans to retire at the end of the academic year after serving 23 years in the post.