June 16, 2017
Kansas Board of Regents June 15 meeting university updates
The Kansas Board of Regents postponed discussion of several items scheduled for the June 14 meeting. The discussion was continued as part of the June 15 meeting, which also included a vote for fiscal year 2018 tuition and fees.
First Generation Task Force
Regents Marguia and Bangerter reported on the progress of the First Generation Task Force, on which Pat Bosco serves. President Richard Myers mentioned the Kansas State College Advising Corp, as an example of one way K-State is helping increase access to Kansas higher education for low-income, first-generation and underrepresented students.
State university fiscal year 2018 tuition and fees
The Regents approved Kansas State University's revised tuition proposal of a 2.9 percent tuition increase without an engineering fee increase.
Items postponed from the June 14 meeting included fee structures and a common online application for Regents universities. Fee structures vary from each university and each major because the costs for different instruction vary. The Regents discussed whether a different configuration is needed. They also discussed each university's application process and if a common application system would be beneficial to students and the universities.
Kansas State University Master Plan
President Myers presented the university's master plan and the Regents approved it. The master plan includes sustainable and walking- and biking-friendly features, reserved space for new buildings and infrastructure improvements. Myers also discussed the university's partnership with the city of Manhattan to develop the K-State Office Park.
Board meeting schedule
The Regents approved a meeting schedule for fiscal year 2018, including a reduced number of business meetings and a Kansas State University Manhattan campus visit on Oct. 17-18.