Hammond Talks Higher Ed’s Role in Economic Plan

Fort Hays State University President Edward Hammond says the state’s higher education system has a big role to play in the governor’s economic plan.

The first third of the plan cuts taxes. The next third creates jobs, and the final portion, according to Hammond, falls to the educational institutions to prepare the workers for the newly created jobs. Hammond says about 50,000 workers will be needed if the jobs materialize.

Hammond recently attended 32 events in 17 cities around the state, during which he spoke to several of the new senators and representatives who will be serving in the legislature for the first time in the upcoming session.