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September 11, 2020

Kansas Board of Regents meeting university updates

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

The Kansas Board of Regents meeting on Sept. 10 included several items related to Kansas State University. For more information on these items, see the September meeting agenda items announcement.  

Report from university CEOs

President Richard Myers gave updates on the university's COVID-19 numbers, Edge Collaboration District, academic partnership between K-State and Stormont Vail Health, ribbon cutting of the Morris Family Multicultural Center planned for Nov. 20, construction beginning on McCain Auditorium, floors opening in Hale Library, and the closing of the Natatorium.

Consent agenda 

K-State received approval for Council of Higher Education Accreditation for the Master of Science in physician assistant studies program. 

The Regents approved K-State's request to enter into a five-year lease agreement with the KSU Real Estate Fund LLC, a subsidiary of the KSU Foundation, for office space in the KSU Foundation headquarters building

Kansas State Polytechnic received approval for a three-year lease agreement with the Salina Airport Authority. 

The Regents approved K-State's request to accept ownership of the Foundation Tower, part of the Unger Complex at 2323 Anderson Ave. in Manhattan. 

K-State received approval to finalize the sale of approximately 4.4 acres of land near the International Grain Science Industry Complex to the KSU Foundation. 

Discussion agenda

The Regents approved changes to performance agreements funding guidelines

K-State received approval to charge a reduced out-of-state tuition rate that is equivalent to the resident tuition rate effective fall 2021 to full-time, domestic, undergraduate students — first-time freshman or transfer — from the state of Missouri.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the potential for universities to limit participation in face-to-face classes, the Regents approved permanent regulation amendments to the board's student health insurance plan to ensure continued student eligibility. Current board regulations preclude online-only students from eligibility.