WKSU general manager leaves for University of Kansas


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Ian Flickinger

Dan Skinner, executive director and general manager of WKSU, accepted a position at Kansas Public Radio and the Audio Reader Network.

Skinner has been WKSU’s general manager since since January 2013. Prior to his time at Kent, Skinner spent 32 years in public radio and 20 years as a general manager.

He was general manager and president of Texas Public Radio for six years and general manager at Purdue University’s WBAA for 14 years.

He’s also the current president of Public Radio in Mid-America, or PRIMA.

“Dan’s enthusiasm for public media is evident, and by any account he has been a bold and collaborative leader,” said Tim Caboni, vice chancellor for public affairs at the University of Kansas in a statement. “We’re thrilled that he has chosen to bring his broad experience in public radio home to Kansas.”

Skinner is a native of Hutchinson, Kansas, and graduated with his bachelor’s degree from Wichita State University.

“This is an opportunity to move back to my home state and to live in Lawrence again,” Skinner said in the release. “I would take pride in serving the citizens of Kansas, and that means a lot to me.”

Skinner begins at KPR Nov. 9.

Ian Flickinger is the administration reporter for The Kent Stater. Contact him at [email protected].