Emporia native, former lieutenant governor and one-time Board of Regents chair Gary Sherrer will deliver the third annual Sam and Jeannene Hayes Lecture on Thursday night.
Sherrer earned his bachelors of science in education in 1963, later serving as the state's lieutenant governor from 1996 to 2002 under then-governor Bill Graves. Sherrer also was appointed as secretary of the Commerce and Housing department in the Graves administration and served on the Kansas Board of Regents, including a term as chair. He resigned from the board two years ago.
Sherrer's talk, "Lessons Learned," will be at 7 pm at the Memorial Union Webb Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public. Sherrer will join the 7:05 am newscast Thursday on KVOE and KVOE.com.
The Hayes family started the lecture series to engage alumni and highlight the university's successes. Students attending are eligible to apply for one of five $1,000 scholarships to be awarded in the spring.