NOTE: The Athletics Task Force outlined below is not to be confused with the newer Task Force on Athletics Policy and Culture established in fall of 2020.
Recommendations and Meeting Minutes
Summary of Recommendations
The Athletics Task Force recommended the following:
- It is recommended that the university begin planning a staged demolition of the existing Cessna Stadium and build a new multi-sport stadium to house track & field events as well as soccer and lacrosse.
- Women's Soccer would be a strong addition to the university's varsity sports offerings, but more discovery should be undertaken in light of the financial realities of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Lacrosse should be pursued immediately as a non-varsity club sport to gauge interest and establish a foundation for the sport at Wichita State.
- Wichita State Esports, established in 2019, is developing a program identity that encompasses numerous elements of higher education and should continue to be supported by the university.