Wichita State University President John Bardo has been hospitalized with a chronic lung infection.
The Sunflower, the student newspaper for WSU, said Bardo is “fully conscious and involved” in making decisions at the university. The paper adds Bardo has been hospitalized since before Thanksgiving, and he has been recovering after fracturing three vertebrae.
Bardo is expected to return to the university by January but not in time for graduation.
The president’s executive team is working on day to day university issues.