Ted D. Ayres, ’72, retired from Wichita State University on June 30, 2018, after 42 years of service in public higher education. At that time, he was named vice president and general counsel emeritus of the university.
Retirement has not slowed Ayres down. From May to August, he served as the interim executive director of the Kansas African American Museum in Wichita, Kansas, and was named as president of its board of directors in November. In September, he was recognized in the Wichita Business Journal in the Leaders in Diversity feature.
Ayres hosts a weekly book review program, “Inside the Cover,” on Wichita’s local public television station, KPTS. He was recently named to a three-year term on the board of directors of the Kansas Historical Foundation in Topeka.