Gammon named special assistant to the president

  Tuesday, August 25, 2015 2:00 AM

Pittsburg, KS

Gammon named special assistant to the president

Kendall Gammon has held many titles during his career at Pittsburg State University. He’s been an All-American, national champion, Hall of Fame inductee and, most recently, director of development for intercollegiate athletics.

Today, Gammon has a new title, special assistant to the president.

In his new position, announced today by President Steve Scott, Gammon will work closely with the president on projects throughout the campus.  

“Strategic partnerships are vital to our continued success as an institution,” said Scott. “This position will have the flexibility to identify and engage donors throughout our campus. Kendall’s unique experience and ability to bring clarity to even the most complex projects makes him the perfect person for this position.”

Gammon helped direct the planning of the Robert W. Plaster Center, which was opened in April of 2015. The 154,000-square-foot indoor event facility attracted support from private donors, students, the City of Pittsburg and Crawford County.

“It’s an honor to be given this opportunity,” said Gammon. “I’ve been an active advocate for this university since my days as an undergraduate. I understand the important role it plays in our region. Pittsburg State is no longer the area’s best-kept secret. I’m looking forward to helping us not just maintain, but increase the momentum our supporters have worked so hard to create.”

Gammon will now report directly to the president.

Gammon earned his B.S. in education from Pittsburg State University. He was drafted by the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers in 1992 as a long snapper. He spent 15 years in the NFL before retiring in 2006 from the Kansas City Chiefs. He has served as a National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) representative and successfully completed the NFL Business and Entrepreneurial Program at the Harvard Business School.

Gammon returned to his alma mater in 2008 when he was named the development director for intercollegiate athletics. He also serves as the field reporter and pre-game host for the Kansas City Chief’s radio broadcasts.

Gammon and his wife, Leslie, have two sons, Blaise and Drake.



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