February 17, 2021
Kansas Board of Regents February meeting agenda items
The Kansas Board of Regents will meet virtually Feb.17. A livestream will be available for individuals to listen remotely.
The Regents will consider the following agenda items related to Kansas State University during the meeting.
The Regents will act on performance reports for the 2019 academic year. Institutions negotiate new performance agreements based on Foresight 2020 with the board on a three-year cycle. Each institution developed indicators that supported Foresight 2020 and established a baseline for each indicator. To be eligible for any new funding appropriated, each institution must submit an annual report updating the Regents on its progress toward meeting each performance agreement indicator. K-State qualifies for 100% of any new funding for which it is eligible because the university maintained the baseline or improved from the baseline in at least four indicators.
K-State requests approval to amend the fiscal year 2021 capital improvements request and to accept the revised program statement for the campus infrastructure improvements project. The original request was for a project to perform retro-commissioning of exhaust systems in 12 buildings, install programmable thermostats in 17 buildings and insulate steam and condensate lines in the underground steam tunnels on the Manhattan campus for $2.1 million. The university will adjust the scope of the retro-commissioning to include the study of King Hall and the Chemistry/Biochemistry Building, reduce the installation of programmable thermostats to 13 buildings and reduce the pipe insulation costs to actual costs. The revised project cost of $3.5 million will be completed in two phases. The first phase will be funded from Educational Building Fund allocations, restricted fees and the deferred maintenance interest fund.
Blake Flanders, president and CEO of the Kansas Board of Regents, will present the first report of the board's strategic plan, Building a Future. The plan aims to maximize the benefit of higher education for Kansas families, businesses and the economy.