K-State journalism professor Todd Simon dies

Todd Simon, a journalism professor at Kansas State and former head of the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism, died Monday of an apparent heart attack. He was 61.

The Kansas State Collegian wrote Simon was a professor of public relations.

Currently, final details about covering Simon’s classes are being discussed, but Powers wanted to assure students that their concerns are being heard.

April Mason, provost and senior vice president, said in a statement, “Todd Simon served the university with distinction in multiple roles: from faculty member, to director of the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism, and as university ombudsperson. His loss to the K-State family will be felt by many and our thoughts and prayers go out most especially to Geri and their children.”

Former students remembered Simon as an advocate for their work and a good mentor.

A memorial service for Simon will take place at 7 p.m. Sunday at All Faiths Chapel at K-State. Donations to the Manhattan Public Library’s children’s library expansion project or to a memorial fund in Simons’ name are requested in lieu of flowers.

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