Media advisory: Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz available to media at JCERT event April 23
Monday, April 21, 2014
MANHATTAN — Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz will be available to meet with members of the media at about 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, following the Johnson County Education and Research Triangle anniversary celebration at the Ritz Charles, 9000 W. 137th St., Overland Park.
The Triangle is celebrating its past five years with a community update event. At the celebration, Schulz will speak about how a one-eighth cent sales tax in Johnson County has propelled the university and produced the Olathe campus.
The Triangle goal is to create economic stimulus and a higher quality of life through new facilities for research and additional academic degree opportunities. Five years after the passing of the sales tax, positive results are ready to be shared by the Triangle partners— Kansas State University Olathe,the University of Kansas Clinical Research Center and the University of Kansas Edwards Campus.
At the event an economic impact study of the tax money used by these institutions will be unveiled. To date, the three partners have received nearly $72 million.