Board of Regents

Education
10:35 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Public University Leaders Encouraged Work On Tuition Proposals Early

Public university leaders in Kansas are being encouraged to start working on next year's tuition proposals now, rather than wait until the spring semester.

Kansas Board of Regents chairman Kenny Wilk says the revenue stream from tuition is too significant to wait until the last minute to get it figured out.

The regents traditionally have received tuition and fee requests from the universities in May before approving them in June.

Education
12:19 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Kansas Regents To Vote On Tuition Increases

The Kansas Board of Regents will consider proposed tuition increases at a meeting this week. Breeze Richardson, with the board, says this will be the final step in the process. Universities have spent the last few months developing and submitting their proposals.

“Those proposals were brought forth at last month’s meeting," Richardson says. "And then the final proposals will be presented tomorrow and voted upon.”

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Education
12:11 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

State Board Of Regents Starts On Budget For Higher Education

The Kansas Board of Regents is in the early stages of writing a budget request for the state’s higher education system. On Wednesday, they’ll start discussions on the spending plan they’ll submit to Governor Sam Brownback.

Breeze Richardson, with the board, says they'll be writing a two-year budget for fiscal years 2016 and 2017.

She says this is only the second time the board will write a two-year budget in recent memory, and it requires a little more forethought.

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Education
11:30 am
Tue January 21, 2014

Controversial KBOR Social Media Policy Will Stand - For Now

In December, the Kansas Board of Regents instituted a policy governing social media use for the six-university system in the state. The controversy over the sweeping policy and the possibility of first amendment issues has been heating up ever since. KMUW's Aileen LeBlanc has this report:  

BACKGROUND

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Board of Regents
2:56 pm
Tue December 24, 2013

Regents Social Media Policy Drawing Criticism

A new social media policy passed by the Kansas Board of Regents is drawing fire.

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Education
7:39 am
Mon October 7, 2013

Enrollment Drops At Kansas Community Colleges

Enrollment is down this fall at the 19 community colleges in Kansas.

A new report by the Kansas Board of Regents says statewide community college enrollments are down more than 3.8 percent. That's a drop of nearly 3,100 students from last fall.

Kansas City Community College experienced the largest decline of 911 students from last fall.

The Board of Regents' head count is based on the first 20 days of the fall semester. Enrollment may go up as students sign up for a second eight-week schedule and for online courses.

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Higher Education
5:23 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Regents Request Budget Restoration

The Kansas Board of Regents has asked the governor to restore tens of millions of dollars in higher education spending that was cut this spring.

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Education
7:12 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Kansas Board Of Regents Wants Concealed Carry Study

The Kansas Board of Regents wants an in-depth study of a new law that allows more concealed weapons into public buildings.

The regents decided to pursue the study during their annual retreat Tuesday.

The law took effect July 1.

It allows Kansans with concealed carry permits to carry weapons on public college campuses. The regents have requested an immediate six-month exemption for universities, and could later seek an extension through 2017.

Board of Regents
3:54 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Democratic Senator Criticizes Regents Appointments

A Democratic senator from Topeka says Governor Sam Brownback is packing the Kansas Board of Regents with too many Republicans.

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Board of Regents
6:14 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Regents Approve Tuition Hikes But Still Focused On Undoing Funding Cuts

The Kansas Board of Regents has approved tuition increases at public universities that will have some students paying nearly 9 percent more this fall.

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