Emporia State to create Honors College

emporia state universrity esu campus

EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — Emporia State University is planning a new Honors College to attract top students to its campus.

The school announced in a news release Tuesday that a new education bill signed by Gov. Sam Brownback includes $1 million for the Honors College. Gary Wyatt, an associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was named to a one-year appointment as director of the Honors College.

Emporia State officials say they envision the college offering honors students a mentoring program, separate living arrangements, additional scholarships, travel and leadership opportunities.

Wyatt begins his new position on June 8, and will spend the summer helping to plan the Honors College. Some enhancements to current honors programs are planned for the fall but the Honors College is expected to begin in fall 2015.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s