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May 18, 2022

Kansas Board of Regents May meeting agenda items

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

The Kansas Board of Regents will meet Wednesday, May 18, and Thursday, May 19, 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 offer a Master of Science in communication sciences and disorders, a Master of Science in integrated systems design and dynamics and a Bachelor of Science in entomology. The programs are scheduled to begin fall 2022.

K-State requests approval to amend the fiscal year 2023 capital improvement project plan and to accept the revised program statement for the West Seaton Hall renovation. The project was expanded to upgrade the HVAC and controls throughout all floors of the 1950s wing. The increased project scope will increase the project budget to $7.5 million.

The Regents will act on the fiscal year 2023 Johnson County Education Research Triangle, or JCERT, budgets. Funds for K-State support research and education programs in animal health and food safety and security at K-State Olathe.

Discussion agenda

The Regents will receive presentations and discuss university tuition and fee proposals for fiscal year 2023 — 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 by the time of the May board meeting 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 Regents will act on capital improvement requests for fiscal year 2024 and five-year plans.

The Regents will act on the university facility guidelines. The guidelines are intended to support the board's facilities capital renewal initiative by defining minimum requirements for processes, procedures and reporting, as well as identifying and encouraging best practices for a sustained strategic approach to campus facilities planning and space management in support of each university's institutional mission.

For fiscal year 2023, a $10 million state appropriation has provided for a building demolition fund to raze obsolete buildings on university campuses. The Regents will consider allocating funds to K-State for the demolition of Edwards Hall, the Natatorium and the facilities planning building on the Salina campus.

Agendas and complete meeting minutes are available online.