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June 15, 2017

Kansas Board of Regents June 14 meeting university updates

Submitted by Division of Communications and Marketing

The monthly Kansas Board of Regents meeting on June 14 included several items related to Kansas State University.  


Brian Lindshield, president of Kansas State University's Faculty Senate, presented an update on the Council of Faculty Senate Presidents. Lindshield said the senate discussed the 120-hour credit requirement, weapons policy education, and tobacco and smoking bans at Regents universities. 

Jack Ayres, chair of the student advisory committee, senior in chemical engineering and student body president at Kansas State University, said the committee discussed preparing individuals to meet with legislators, a potential diversity and inclusion task force, and tuition and fee recommendations, including Kansas State University's College of Engineering proposed surcharge increase, which the committee opposes. 

Consent agenda 

The board approved the consent agenda, which included retirement plan committee appointments and academic calendars for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 and 2021-22 academic years. 

Tuition and fee proposals  

President Richard Myers and Ayres presented Kansas State University's tuition and fee proposals. The Regents will take action June 15 on the tuition and fee proposals of K-State and the other Regents universities. 

Kansas State University requested a 3 percent tuition increase for its Manhattan, Polytechnic and Olathe campuses. The exception to the increase would be the College of Veterinary Medicine, which will maintain a flat tuition rate. Myers said the university would like to focus on increasing salaries for faculty and staff to stay competitive with peer universities. 

Electrical system conversion project 

The Regents adopted a bond resolution for $8 million over eight years for an electrical system conversion project and approved the execution of various documents connected to the project at Kansas State University.

The board postponed discussion of several items, including K-State's master plan, fee structures and a common online application for Regents universities, to June 15.