Washburn University and Johnson County Community College will receive $12 million dollars federal grants to develop programs to train students in new technology skills.
Washburn president Jerry Farley says the funds will be used mostly for training through the School of Nursing and the School of Applied Studies. He says the school plans to reach out to more veterans with the funding.
The grants were part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training program, which is co-administered by the Labor and Education departments.
A newspaper report suggests that faculty members at Washburn University must now alert the school’s administration before they talk to public officials or members of the media.
Academic affairs vice president Randy Pembrook says the policy developed earlier this month was intended only for the university’s deans, and as a way to keep track of their statements or presentations on subjects related to the university.