- Associated Press - Thursday, May 15, 2014

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A retiring professor and administrator at Pittsburg State University has been honored by the Kansas Board of Regents.

The board on Wednesday approved the title of president emeritus for Tom Bryant, who served as Pittsburg State’s president from 1999 to 2009.

Bryant is currently a professor of health, human performance and recreation. He will retire at the end of the spring semester after more than 40 years at the university. His career also includes a brief time serving as interim president and CEO of the regents.

Pittsburg State President Steve Scott was a student of Bryant in the early 1970s and calls him a friend and a mentor. A student health center on the campus was previously named in Bryant’s honor.

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