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September 19, 2019

Kansas Board of Regents meeting university updates

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

The Kansas Board of Regents meeting on Sept. 18 included  several  items related to Kansas State University.

Consent agenda

K-State received approval to change its 2021 and 2022 spring break dates. The changes move 2021 spring break from March 8-14 to March 15-21 and the 2022 spring break from March 21-27 to March 14-20.

The board approved changes to qualified admissions, including the addition of an option for admission based on an applicant's cumulative high school GPA. K-State will require a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or a minimum ACT score of 21.

K-State received approval to amend the capital improvement project plan and accept the program statement for the Bill Snyder Family Stadium south end zone seating and concourse expansion project. The estimated project cost is $49.9 million and will be funded from private gifts.

The board adopted an updated resolution to name K-State facility clearance officer Jonathan Snowden and the newly appointed Regents to the University Security Executive Committee.

The board appointed Bikram Gill, distinguished professor emeritus, to the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, or EPSCoR, Program Review Committee for a two-year term.

Discussion agenda

The board approved its unified state appropriations request for the public higher education system for the fiscal year 2021 budget. Read more about the request

K-State received approval to name the new Center for Community College Leadership in the College of Education for John E. Roueche, a renowned teacher, scholar and advocate. Roueche will serve in an administrative capacity for the doctoral program in community college leadership.

K-State received approval to award an honorary doctorate to retired U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Chris King, the dean emeritus of the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, at the Graduate School commencement ceremony in December.