FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 16, 2013

BOARD RESPONDS TO THE GOVERNOR'S FISCAL YEAR 2014 & 2015 BUDGET
 

(Topeka) - Today, the Board of Regents Chair, Tim Emert, of Independence, issued the following statement in response to the release of Governor Sam Brownback’s Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015 budget recommendations:

“The Board of Regents extends appreciation to the Governor in recognizing the importance of higher education in the economic success of our citizens and our state, and we look forward to working with the Governor and the Legislature in the coming months to assure the Governor’s budget recommendations are approved. The economic prosperity of our state relies on having an educated citizenry. The thirty-two public higher education institutions have, and will continue to provide, the high quality educational opportunities necessary to meet the dynamic needs of the Kansas economy. Our graduates enjoy lower unemployment rates and higher earnings potential, which expands the Kansas tax base while providing upward economic mobility.”
 

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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, 19 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.

For more information, contact Mary Jane Stankiewicz at (785) 296-3421 or at mjstankiewicz@ksbor.org.

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