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December 17, 2020

Kansas Board of Regents meeting university updates

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

The Kansas Board of Regents meeting on Dec. 16 included items related to Kansas State University. For more information on these items, see the December meeting agenda or view the recorded meeting on YouTube.  

Introduction and reports 

President Richard Myers discussed K-State's successes in higher education during the pandemic this semester. He shared the virtual graduation celebration will take place at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18; the spring semester will begin on Jan. 25, 2021; and K-State's COVID-19 testing efforts will soon be available at the Student Union and in residence halls to encourage student participation. Myers also shared the departure of Vice President for Research Peter Dorhout and retirement of Dean of K-State Libraries Lori Goetsch

Standing Committee reports 

K-State's request to add a well-being day to the spring 2021 academic calendar was moved from the Academic Affairs committee report to the consent agenda and approved. Read more about the well-being day

Discussion agenda 

The Regents approved spring break dates for 2022-2025 for all state universities. The dates will align between higher education and K-12 in Kansas. 

Housing and food service rates for the 2021-2022 academic year were approved by the board. The rates are effective July 1, 2021. 

The Regents voted to extend the suspension of board policy to allow students to enroll in spring 2021 despite having outstanding financial balances. 

Allocation of additional money from the state's Coronavirus Relief Fund was approved. 

The Regents allocated fiscal year 2022 Educational Building Funds to state universities. K-State's recommended allocation for fiscal year 2022 is $13,156,000.