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November 17, 2022

Kansas Board of Regents November meeting university updates

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

The Kansas Board of Regents meeting on Nov. 16 was hosted on the Kansas State University Manhattan campus. The meeting included items related to K-State. For more information on these items, see the November meeting agenda PDF or view the recorded meeting on YouTube.

Consent agenda

K-State received approval for construction of the replacement Beef Cattle Research Center commodity shed.

The Regents approved K-State's request for renovations to the Beocat data center in Engineering Hall.

K-State received approval for demolition of Edwards Hall, the Natatorium and the Gymnasium.

K-State received approval to finalize the sale of the Pecan Experimental Field Office and five acres in Cherokee County, Kansas, to Dan Smith of KKR Holdings Chetopa LLC for $62,000.

The board approved K-State's request to finalize the sale of 15.71 acres on the north side of Kimball Avenue to the KSU Foundation for $8,820,000.

Discussion agenda 

All state universities submitted fiscal year 2024 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, 2023.

K-State received approval for the phase I and II construction of the Global Center for Grain and Food Innovation and Call Hall and Weber Hall renovations and construction of a livestock competition arena and horse unit.

President Richard Linton gave a presentation on K-State's campus master planning process.

The Regents approved K-State's request to rename Room 224 in the K-State Student Union the William L. "Bill" Muir Room in honor of Muir, president of the Alpha Tau Omega Endowment Fund and retired K-State assistant vice president. Muir also served for 25 years on the Union Governing Board.

Read more about the November meeting agenda items related to K-State.