April 18, 2019
Kansas Board of Regents meeting university updates
The Kansas Board of Regents meeting on April 17 included some items related to Kansas State University.
Introduction and reports
President Richard Myers shared with the board an overview of the partnerships the university has with K-12 schools, other higher education institutions, governmental agencies and industry. He also shared the recent good news regarding the university's 35th Truman scholar.
The Regents approved fund investment lineup changes in the board's mandatory retirement plan. TIAA and Voya will inform affected participants of the changes.
The Regents received program review reports for academic year 2017-2018. K-State submitted 32 degree programs for review representing the colleges of Agriculture, Engineering and Veterinary Medicine. All programs were recommended to continue. Two additional graduate programs with low enrollment and degrees conferred, the Professional Master of Technology and the master's and doctorate in genetics, were recommended for enhancement.
The Regents received the first read of fiscal year 2021 capital improvement requests and five-year plans.
Kansas State University received approval to name the multicultural student center for Jim Bob Morris. The center will be named the Morris Family Multicultural Student Center. Morris is a K-State alumnus and major donor for the center.