Fort Hays affiliates with tech schools, with supporting rural Kansas as a goal

Hosted By: Clay Wirestone - November 13, 2023


Fort Hays State University, North Central Kansas Technical College and Northwest Kansas Technical College have decided to face the challenges of declining rural population and businesses struggling to find workers — all at the same time. The regional university and two tech colleges have joined forces with a strategic affiliation initiative that aims to not only strengthen the institutions, but revitalize whole regions of the state.

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Fort Hays State, technical colleges unite, with the future of rural Kansas at stake

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Tisa Mason

Fort Hays State University president

Ben Schears

Northwest Tech president

Eric Burks

NCK Tech president

Clay Wirestone

Kansas Reflector opinion editor