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FHSU leaders try to ease DCCC concerns


The board of Dodge City Community College has voted unanimously twice in four months to merge with Fort Hays State University to offer four-year programs.   Mirta Martin is the President of FHSU.  She recently attended a town hall meeting in Dodge City to dispel some concerns according to a recent article from the Hays Daily News.

"The proposal to merge a community college into a state university would be a first for Kansas, and a project of that magnitude necessarily poses concerns," Martin says.

She says, "It is a challenging union. Therefore, we must trust each other and deal in fact. The proposed merger has the potential to produce tremendous benefits for southwest Kansas, so deliberations about implementing such a major project should be based on solid information. Should questions arise, they should be addressed openly. In an effort to ensure transparency, we have created a website and we encourage the community to use it."

More about Martin attending the town hall meeting is available from the Hays Daily News and the Dodge City Daily Globe.

FHSU leaders answered questions about the change.  You can read those responses from the Dodge City Daily Globe.