Cheney superintendent suffers stroke


By Paul Rhodes

CHENEY – Cheney USD 268 superintendent David Grover is recuperating from a stroke he suffered on Dec. 30.
“He is doing great and is in rehab now,” said Cheney High School principal Greg Rosenhagen. Rosenhagen had made note of Grover’s stroke and recuperation during Monday’s Cheney Chamber of Commerce meeting.
Rosenhagen said that while the stroke was fairly serious, Grover is improving rapidly through the rehabilitation process. He said Grover is able to walk by himself and is making other improvements “literally every few hours.”
Grover was able to participate in Monday evening’s meeting of the USD 268 Board of Education via Zoom, and has been in communication with staff members through Zoom, as well.
He is expected to make a full recovery. While the recuperation process may take some time, Grover is expected to return to work as soon as possible.
Last autumn, Grover was named as one of three finalists for the 2020 Superintendent of the Year competition from the Kansas School Superintendents’ Association. The 2021-22 school year is Grover’s 10th with the district. Grover, a Great Bend native, has been in education for more than 30 years. He was principal at Iola High School prior to coming to Cheney as superintendent.