1. Kansas State University
  2. »K-State Research and Extension
  3. »KSRE Tuesday Letter
  4. »In the Weeks to Come

KSRE Tuesday Letter

Other publications

K-State Research and Extension
123 Umberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

November 2, 2021

In the Weeks to Come

Submitted by Gregg Hadley

The past 12 days have been stressful for us and our system. The vaccine requirement that was necessary to comply with an executive order established by the President of the United States has left some of our own colleagues and colleagues at other land-grant, public and even private higher education institutions with difficult decisions.

No matter what your opinion is of the vaccine or the executive order, please understand that this is a very difficult decision for some of our colleagues. Give them grace, understanding and a listening ear as they navigate their decision in the weeks to come.

Some of our colleagues may choose to leave our system over this requirement. The impact of anyone’s potential departure will be felt on both a personal and professional level. Respect everyone’s decision and, for those who do decide to leave, wish them the best in their future endeavors.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic we have all had to be flexible during stressful situations. Please practice patience and understanding as the system adjusts to this new challenge.

As always, we will get through this one way or the other. Let’s make sure we get through this with collegiality and grace.

In this issue

From the Director for Extension
From KSRE Administration
Local, Regional and Statewide Extension Events
Human Resource Information
Health and Wellness
Program Updates
New Hires/Exits
Calendar of Events