June 15, 2022
Kansas Board of Regents June meeting agenda items
The Kansas Board of Regents will meet Wednesday, June 15, and Thursday, June 16, 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.
K-State requests approval to offer an educational specialist degree in school counseling, a Bachelor of Science in real estate and community development, a Bachelor of Science in operations and supply chain management and a Bachelor of Science in digital innovation in media.
K-State requests approval to amend the fiscal year 2023 capital improvement project plan and to accept the program statement to replace the air handling unit at the College of Veterinary-East in the Innovation Center. The estimated project cost is $1.2 million.
K-State requests approval to amend the fiscal year 2023 capital improvement project plan and to accept the program statement for Justin Hall renovations. The project will renovate space to facilitate the Department of Kinesiology's relocation from the Natatorium to Justin Hall. The estimated project cost is $1.3 million.
The Regents will consider reappointing Jay Stephens, vice president for human capital services, to an additional three-year term on the Retirement Plan Committee.
The Regents will act on proposed general education policy and proposed amendments to the transfer articulation policy.
The Regents will act on FY 2023 state university tuition and fees proposals.
The Regents will act on distribution of FY 2023 appropriations for capital renewal initiative. 2022 House Substitute for Senate Bill 267 appropriated $35 million to be distributed to the state universities in FY 2023 to increase the annual investment in deferred maintenance. K-State's recommended allocation is $10,465,000.
The Regents will act on distribution of FY 2023 appropriations to state universities. State appropriations to the Board of Regents for the postsecondary operating grant totaled $37.5 million for FY 2023. Additionally, the 2022 Legislature appropriated $20 million to be distributed to the state universities for information technology infrastructure and cybersecurity.
The 2022 Legislature appropriated $243.4 million out of the federal American Rescue Plan Act allocation to Kansas for postsecondary institutions of higher education. The Regents will review proposals from the state universities on planned uses for the appropriations. K-State intends to use its $25 million allocation to fund projects that address current and emerging problems in the biosciences field, advance countermeasures for disease, drive economic revitalization and provide training.
The meeting on June 16 will include the following items related to K-State:
President Richard Linton will present to the Regents on the Freedom of Expression initiative illustrating the activities and publications the university has engaged in over the course of the initiative.
K-State requests approval to name the indoor practice facility on the K-State Athletics complex.
Agendas and complete meeting minutes are available online.