Olathe Chamber members invited to forum

Members of the Olathe Chamber of Commerce are invited to attend a public forum to meet the four finalists who have been identified for the position of CEO and Vice Provost of the K-State Olathe campus to replace retiring CEO Dan Richardson.

The candidates are:

  • Ed Robb, who holds a DVM and is a senior global research and development executive, from Parkville, Mo.
  • Thomas Overbay, who holds a DVM and is a partner in Expedite Animal Health, an independent service provider to the animal health industry, from Louisburg, Kan.
  • Greg Kopf, a senior executive and scientist currently serving as associate vice chancellor of research administration at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kan.
  • Prema Arasu, who holds DVM and Ph.D. degrees and serves as vice provost and associate vice president of international programs at Washington State University, Pullman, Wash.

Each candidate will participate in a public forum scheduled from 4 to 5 p.m. at K-State Olathe on the following rotation:

  • Ed Robb – May 20
  • Thomas Overbay – May 22
  • Greg Kopf – June 3
  • Prema Arasu – June 4

A reception will follow each presentation, from 5-6 p.m.

For those unable to attend in person, the presentations will be streamed live and archived for viewing later. The link for the public forum will be activated just before the scheduled start time and will be posted on the provost’s website with the full schedules and application materials for each candidate.

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