November 8, 2018
Kansas Board of Regents Nov. 7 meeting university updates
The Kansas Board of Regents meeting on Nov. 7 included several items related to Kansas State University.
The Regents approved K-State's request to offer a Bachelor of Science in educational studies.
K-State received approval to amend the capital improvement plan and accept the program statement for renovations to 114 Willard Hall. Enhancements will be made to heating and cooling systems, technology, lighting and seating. The estimated project cost is $1.5 million and will be funded from the Academic Infrastructure Enhancement Fee.
The Regents approved K-State's request to raze a maintenance shop at the Agricultural Research Center in Hays. The cost is estimated at $25,000 and will be funded from K-State Research and Extension restricted use funds.
The Regents approved exemptions for specific undergraduate programs that exceed 120 semester credit hours. K-State has 17 programs that require more than 120 semester credit hours in the areas of engineering and computing, health and wellness, design and education.
The board received first reading for fiscal year 2020 housing and food service rates. The board will take final action in December and approved rates will go into effect on July 1, 2019. View a PDF of the proposed rates.
The Regents amended the discussion agenda and approved amending K-State’s FY 2019 capital improvement plan for the $2.5 million renovation project at Ice Hall. The renovations will prepare the space for the new physician assistant program scheduled to begin January 2021. Program approval for the physician assistant master program will be presented to the Board of Regents spring 2019. Renovations will include the creation of classrooms, simulated physical exam and emergency rooms and study areas. Tuition revenue generated from students enrolled in the program will fund the project.
K-State received board approval to request legislative approval to sell property in Cherokee County and Saline County. Matt Casey, director of government relations, gave the first reading of an additional nonbudgetary legislative proposal from K-State to sell property adjacent to the Grain Science Complex to the KSU Foundation as part of the North Campus Corridor development.