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June 18, 2021

Kansas Board of Regents June 17 meeting university updates

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

The Kansas Board of Regents meeting on June 17 included items related to Kansas State University. For more information on these items, see the June meeting agenda PDF or view the recorded meeting on YouTube

Report from the state university CEOs 

In his report to the board, President Richard Myers gave several university updates, including K-State's new vice president for research, David Rosowsky; construction on the Shamrock Zone at Bill Snyder Family Stadium; the naming of the Carl and Melinda Helwig Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering; 288 K-State honorees on the spring 2021 Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll, 97 earning a 4.0 GPA; and K-State's Fulbright scholars

 Discussion agenda

The board approved K-State's request to amend the FY 2023 capital improvement plan and accept the program statement for construction of a new residence hall on the K-State Polytechnic Campus. 

The Regents approved FY 2022 appropriations to public universities.

K-State received approval to name the Welcome Center at K-State Polytechnic Campus for former Dean and CEO Dennis Kuhlman.

The board congratulated President Myers on his upcoming retirement. They approved a closed committee-led presidential search and appointed Mark Hutton as the current Regent member and Carl Ice as the committee chair.