by BECKY GOFF
Little Apple Post
MANHATTAN - On Friday, February 16th, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly will be the featured speaker for the Landon Lecture series.
The lecture will be in the K-State Student Union's Forum Hall at 11:30 am.
This year will celebrate the 161st anniversary of the founding of the first land-grant university in the United States.
Doors will open at 11:00 am, and the lecture is free, open to the public, students, faculty and staff.
"As the first university in Kansas to embrace the health promoting university charter, K-State is deeply committed to the health and well-being of not just its students, faculty and staff but all communities across the state," said Marshall Stewart, chair of the Landon Lecture Series, university senior vice president and chief of staff. "Having Gov. Kelly deliver this lecture will provide us with insights into ways we can create a culture that contributes to bettering our people, our places and our planet."
Currently the 48th governor of Kansas, Kelly served as a four-term state senator and has dedicated much of her career to being an advocate for children and families.
Gov. Kelly has worked together with both political parties addressing the state’s infrastructure needs, reforming the child welfare system, achieving a balanced state budget, securing funding for schools and achieving record-breaking business investments and job creation.
In her first term, Kelly concluded the term with the largest budget surplus in state history while reducing taxes for working families.
During her second term as governor, she continues working to make Kansas a premier place to raise a family. Kelly is focusing on expanding accessible healthcare, supporting early childhood development and ensuring prosperity reaches every corner of the state.
For additional information, visit the Landon Lecture Series website.