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February 21, 2019

Kansas Board of Regents Feb. 20 meeting university updates

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

The Kansas Board of Regents meeting on Feb. 20 included several items related to Kansas State University. 

Introduction and reports 

The chair of the Council of Presidents Steve Scott, Pittsburg State University, discussed a draft parental leave policy and cost estimates to the system. The council supports approval of the policy when it comes before the board. 

President Richard Myers updated the board on the university’s post-graduation report, the College of Business Administration's accreditation by AACSB International, College of Veterinary Medicine’s research into invasive long-horned ticks into North America and the NASA DEVELOP ambassador program at K-State.   

Consent agenda 

The Regents adopted an updated resolution to name newly appointed Regents Mark Hutton and Allen Schmidt, Provost and Executive Vice President Charles Taber, and Board President and CEO Blake Flanders to the University Security Executive Committee.   

Discussion agenda  

The Regents approved K-State's request to offer a Bachelor of Science in hospitality management in the Kansas City metro area. Under the program format, 42 hours of the 60-hour program will be offered face-to-face at K-State Olathe.   

K-State received approval to name the mechanical and nuclear engineering department for alumnus Alan Levin. Levin earned his degree in mechanical engineering from K-State in 1969. He is founder of Port of Tucson LLC and owner of Cushing Business Center, Century Park Research Center, Tucson Frozen Storage, and Levin & Sons Construction Co.  

The Regents approved K-State's request to award an honorary doctorate to alumnus James "Jim" Haymaker at the Graduate School’s commencement ceremony in May. Haymaker, a former longtime executive with Cargill, is a 1969 graduate with degrees in economics and French from K-State.