FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 15, 2014
Safety and Security Plans Receive Full Praise of the Board
(Topeka, Kansas) - On Wednesday, January 15, Kansas Board of Regents Chairman Fred Logan announced the three month review of campus security has been completed by the Governance Committee.
In November the committee heard presentations from the University of Kansas and Fort Hays State University, in December the committee heard from Kansas State University and Emporia State University, and in January the committee heard from Wichita State University and Pittsburg State University.
"Kansans should know these universities are deeply involved in making our campuses safe and students secure,” stated Chairman Logan. “The committee was very impressed with the quality and extent of the work being done.”
Praising strong security teams, the significant testing, monitoring, and training of these teams to handle tough situations, and the significant cooperative relationships all universities have with local law enforcement agencies in his remarks, Chairman Logan concluded, “there is engagement on this issue at the highest levels of each university.”
Campus safety reviews will now be scheduled annually between campus security leadership and the Kansas Board of Regents Governance Committee.
About the Kansas Board of Regents:
The nine-member Kansas Board of Regents, founded in 1925 and established in the Kansas Constitution, is the governing board of the six state universities and the statewide coordinating board for the state’s 32 public higher education institutions (six state universities, one municipal university, nineteen community colleges, and six technical colleges). In addition, the Board administers the state’s student financial aid, adult education, GED, career and technical education programs, and the state university retirement plans. The Board also approves private proprietary schools and out-of-state institutions to operate in Kansas and administers the Kan-ed network, a statewide network that provides broadband Internet access and distance learning capabilities for schools, hospitals, and libraries.
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