Fort Hays State University names new president

Published On: May 02 2014 11:13:14 AM CDT   Updated On: May 02 2014 07:03:03 PM CDT
(HAYS, Kan.) -

Fort Hays State University names Mirta Martin as its next president.

The Kansas Board of Regents named Martin to the position during a special meeting in Hays on Friday. The university says Martin was the second candidate it announced in its search to replace current president Ed Hammond.

Martin current serves as the dean of the Reginald F. Lewis School of Business at Virginia State University. Before that she served as a special assistant to the chancellor of the Virginia Community College System, as executive vice-president at John Tyler Community College and executive director of the John Tyler Community College Foundation. She also served as an associate dean of the Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond.

Martin was born in Havana, Cuba. She received her doctorate from Virginia Commonwealth University, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Richmond and a Bachelor of Science from Duke University.

Martin replaced Ed Hammond after his retirement takes effect on June 30. Hammond served FHSU since 1987.