- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 6, 2015

EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) - Emporia State University has named a retired community college president to serve as its interim president.

The Kansas Board of Regents announced Tuesday that Jacqueline Vietti will start in her new role at Emporia State on June 1.

Vietti was president of Butler Community College for 17 years before retiring in 2012. Since then, she has been a guest lecturer, an evaluator for the Higher Learning Commission and a member of several boards.

She will be interim president while the search continues for a permanent president to replace Michael Shonrock, who announced in April that he would was resigning to become president of Linwood University on June 1.

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