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May 19, 2021

Kansas Board of Regents May meeting agenda items

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

The Kansas Board of Regents will meet May 19 and 20 at the Curtis State Office Building in Topeka. 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.

Consent agenda

K-State requests approval to offer a Bachelor of Science in environmental science. Read more about the degree.

The Regents will receive the 2020 accreditation report. Kansas State University reports 64 programs accredited by licensed, approved, certified, or registered specialized bodies. Eleven programs from either the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering or the College of Technology and Aviation have full accreditation from ABET Inc., formerly known as the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. Additionally, 11 programs in the College of Arts and Sciences are fully accredited by various organizations, and the College of Veterinary Medicine is accredited by four different entities.

K-State requests that the board approve and execute documents conveying two adjacent and related parcels of land in Cherokee County that it formerly used for pecan research. 

Discussion agenda 

The board will receive the legislative and budget update.

The Regents will act on capital improvement requests for FY 2023 and five-year plans. View a PDF of K-State's requests

The Regents will consider approval for the fiscal year 2022 Johnson County Education Research Triangle Authority, or JCERTA, budgets. Funds for K-State support research and education programs in animal health and food safety and security at K-State Olathe. 

The Regents will receive presentations and discuss university fee and tuition proposals for FY 2022 — first read — from the six state universities. One of the board's primary responsibilities, as defined in state law, is to set tuition and fees at the state universities. Typically, the state budget is finalized in May so that tuition proposals are considered by the board with the knowledge of the state funding available to the state universities for the upcoming fiscal year. The universities' proposals will be posted on the board's website.  

On Thursday, May 20, the Regents will receive the enrollment report, discuss policy recommendations and funding scenarios for the capital renewal initiative and have an initial discussion of the board's unified FY 2023 budget request preparations. 

The Regents also will elect the fiscal year 2022 board chair and vice chair. 

Agendas and complete meeting minutes are available online. For live updates on all Kansas Board of Regents meetings, follow @ksregents on Twitter.