On Tuesday, Kansas State athletic director Bob Krause announced his resignation effective March 31.

In a statement Krause says, For almost a year now, I have worked with the athletics department since this has been a high priority for the university as it makes a transition of leadership in the president's office. I believe the department is in very good shape. We have excellent coaches in place at all levels.

Krause took the job as athletics director in April 2008 after serving as the university's vice president for institutional advancement. He has been with Kansas State for 23 years.

Krause resigns to accept the position as the university's director of development at its Innovation Campus in Olathe, Kan. In his new role, he will direct the fundraising efforts for the new branch of the university in the suburbs of Kansas City.

Meanwhile, University President Jon Wefald says deputy athletics director Jim Epps will serve as interim athletics director until a replacement is selected.