The end of an era at Pittsburg State Friday as PSU President Steve Scott left campus for the final time as its leader. KRPS’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.
Over 50-years ago, in 1970, Pittsburg State President Steve Scott first enrolled at the university. He still has the admission slip that was sent to his parent’s home in Baxter Spring, Kansas.
On Friday, a crowd of about a hundred staff, faculty, and friends gathered in front of Russ Hall and the President’s office as Steve Scott left one final time as President. (Clapping) Director of the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts, Joe Firman, shared this story of President Scott.
“We were looking at the pictures of one of the little girls whose on stage, and say, someday I want to perform on that stage. And then we were looking at the picture of her performing on the stage. And it’s just been one of those where you see how this building has meant so much and how much it meant to him. For his contribution to it and to be a part of it.”
Scott announced that he would be leaving the role last July. Last month the Kansas Board of Regents voted to approve Daniel Shipp as PSU’s 10th President. His first day on campus is next Monday.