Some members of Fort Hays State University's faculty and staff participated in the annual Western Kansas Economic Development Alliance meeting in Hays recently.
The alliance's membership is comprised of people, companies and agencies concerned with the economic development of western Kansas.
Jerry Moran, Kansas 1st District Congressman, served as keynote speaker for the event, speaking on the many pressures felt in rural Kansas. He told those in attendance that he was uplifted by the positive stories he has heard from several of wKREDA's members.
Those FHSU staff in attendance were Wally Kearns, Director of the Kansas Small Business Development Center; Susan Bittel, Director of the Small Business Development Center; Dr. Mark Bannister, Chair of the Department of Information Networking and Telecommunications; and Mike Walker, instructor of sociology.