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K-State Today

June 20, 2019

Kansas Board of Regents meeting university updates

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

The Kansas Board of Regents meeting on June 19 included several items related to Kansas State University.   

Introduction and reports   

Provost and Executive Vice President Charles Taber announced new leadership hires including Bonnie Rush as dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine; Gary Clark as interim dean of the College of Engineering; and Thomas Lane as vice president for student life and dean of students. He also announced K-State's three Goldwater scholars.   

Consent agenda  

The Regents approved K-State's request to offer a Bachelor of Science in environmental engineering.   

K-State received approval to execute a land transaction at the Olathe Innovation Campus.   

The Regents approved K-State's request to amend the five-year capital improvement plan to include renovations to Mosier Hall.   

Discussion agenda   

The Regents approved the timeline for state universities to undertake the Strategic Program Alignment Policy, which the University of Kansas and Wichita State University are piloting. View a PDF for more information and the timeline.   

The Regents approved a 0.0% tuition increase for Kansas undergraduate resident students and a 1.5% increase for undergraduate non-resident students. A 1.5% increase for resident and non-resident graduate students and all proposed fee increases were also approved. Read a related press release from the Kansas Board of Regents

The Regents approved distribution of the fiscal year 2020 postsecondary education operating grants to state universities. K-State is expected to receive approximately $4.4 million additional state general funds. 

The Regents approved K-State's request to adopt a resolution for the issuance of bonds by the Kansas Development Finance Authority for $15 million to finance the Derby Dining Center renovation and expansion project. 

The university received approval to name the electrical and computer engineering department after alumnus Mike Wiegers, vice president for consumer engineering at Garmin International.