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April 21, 2022

Kansas Board of Regents April meeting university updates

Submitted by Division of Communications and Marketing

The Kansas Board of Regents meeting on April 20 included items related to Kansas State University. For more information on these items, see the April meeting agenda PDF or view the recorded meeting on YouTube.  

Introductions and reports

In the report from the chair, Regent Cheryl Harrison-Lee offered condolences to the family of former K-State President Jon Wefald and held a moment of silence to honor Wefald's memory. She praised Wefald's work and successes as the second-longest-serving president in K-State's history. Harrison-Lee also congratulated K-State for executing the Regents' Pillar 3 Economic Prosperity Plan and for the university's work helping to attract the planned $650 million Scorpion Biological Services Inc. biomanufacturing facility to the Manhattan area. 

Consent agenda

The Regents approved K-State's request to offer a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in advertising and public relations beginning summer 2022 as well as K-State's request to offer a Bachelor of Science in cybersecurity beginning fall 2022. 

K-State also received approval to amend the fiscal year 2023 capital improvement project plan to renovate and modernize space utilized by the GE Johnson Department of Architectural Engineering and Construction Science. 

Discussion agenda

The Regents received the 2021 state university program review reports. View a PDF of K-State’s program recommendations

The board received the first read and discussed capital improvements requests for fiscal year 2024 and five-year plans. View a PDF summary of K-State's requests.   

The Regents received the first read and discussed the university facility guidelines.

The board received a legislative update including a review of the budget just approved by Gov. Laura Kelly.

K-State received approval to name the new Olympic training facility the Morris Family Olympic Training Center in honor of the Jim Bob Morris Family.