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November 17, 2021

Kansas Board of Regents November meeting agenda items

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

The Kansas Board of Regents will meet Wednesday, Nov. 17, 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 at the meeting.

Consent agenda

K-State requests approval to amend the fiscal year 2023 capital improvement project plan and accept the program statement for the West Memorial Stadium band hall. The project will renovate space in the stadium to create dedicated indoor practice space, uniform storage, equipment storage and instrument repair space for the K-State Marching Band. The project will be funded from private gifts.

K-State requests approval to amend the fiscal year 2023 capital improvement project plan and accept the program statement for the Mosier Hall consolidated biomedical core facility research suite. The project will consolidate four existing core facilities in the College of Veterinary Medicine to deliver efficient, coordinated services. The project will be funded from a National Institutes of Health grant awarded to the college.

The university requests approval to accept ownership of an 80-acre tract of pastureland near Colbert Hills in Riley County from the KSU Foundation. The Regents approved a three-year lease-purchase agreement with the KSU Foundation at the September 2018 meeting.

The Regents adopted an updated resolution at the September 2021 meeting to acknowledge the newly appointed regents shall not have access to certain classified information protected by federal law. The resolution transferred the board's management control over certain classified information to a Security Executive Committee. The Regents will update the Security Executive Committee to replace Peter Dorhout with David Rosowsky, K-State's new vice president for research.

Discussion agenda 

The Regents will act on the proposed scope of work for the Student Health-care Task Force. The Regents established the task force to commission and evaluate an independent study of the health care delivery system at the state universities.

All state universities submitted fiscal year 2023 housing and food service rates for first reading. The board will take final action in December and approved rates will go into effect on July 1, 2022. As auxiliary enterprises, housing and food service operations must cover the total cost of operations with user fees. No housing or dining rate increases are requested for the Manhattan or Salina campuses.

The Regents will consider an amendment to board policy to allow students to enroll despite having outstanding financial balances.

The Regents will receive the first reading of nonbudgetary legislative proposals. K-State seeks approval to sell property in Riley County and Cherokee County, Kansas; and Douglas County, Nebraska.

President Myers will request approval to name the new volleyball arena to be constructed in 2023. The volleyball arena will be part of the Volleyball and Olympic Training Facility.