BOARD'S PRESIDENT & CEO TO DEPART

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 12, 2010

BOARD’S PRESIDENT & CEO TO DEPART AT CONCLUSION OF ACADEMIC YEAR

Robinson to Teach & Direct Washburn School of Law’s Center for Law and Government

(TOPEKA) – Today Board of Regents’ Chair Jill Docking, of Wichita, issued the following statement regarding the upcoming departure of the Board’s President and CEO, Reginald L. Robinson: “It is with deep sadness that I announce the departure of the Board’s President and CEO, Reggie Robinson. Reggie will depart at the end of the academic year to become Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Law and Government at Washburn University. Our loss is certainly Washburn’s gain, but I’m pleased that he’ll still be a member of the state’s higher education community.”

“The state’s public higher education system has certainly benefitted from Reggie’s leadership and vision over the past seven years. He has worked tirelessly to unify all 32 of the state’s public higher education institutions, and his efforts have resulted in a strong and vibrant system that all Kansans can be proud of. The Board wishes Reggie the very best in his new endeavor, is confident of his future success in his new role, and is thankful for his dedicated service to Kansas.”

Reginald L. Robinson, the Board’s President and CEO, issued the following statement:

“It has been a remarkable privilege to serve as the President and CEO of the Kansas Board of Regents. During my service with the Board, it has been my honor to work with a dedicated and talented group of civic leaders who have been devoted to the advancement and improvement of higher education in Kansas and who are deeply committed to enhancing the prospects for the future of this state. Kansas is indeed fortunate that such dedicated people are willing to devote significant time and positive energy to serve the state in such an important way. I deeply appreciate the leadership Regents have demonstrated and the support they have provided for me throughout my tenure in this role. I have also been privileged to work with a talented, hardworking, and dedicated Board of Regents staff, public servants who, away from the limelight, work day-in and day-out to serve the people of Kansas. I will truly miss them.”

“After more than seven years, I have determined that the time has come for me to move on, and that the opportunity at the Washburn School of Law is the ideal next step for me. I believe that working together with Board staff and institutional leaders, and under the leadership and direction of the Board, we have accomplished much during those seven years, and I know that the Board will continue to provide outstanding leadership for the Kansas higher education system in the years to come.”

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About the Kansas Board of Regents:


The nine-member Kansas Board of Regents is the governing board of the state’s six universities and the statewide coordinating board for the state’s 32 public higher education institutions (seven public universities, nineteen community colleges, and six technical colleges). In addition, the Board administers the state’s student financial aid, adult education, GED, and career and technical education programs. The Board also authorizes private proprietary schools and out-ofstate 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 Kip Peterson at (785) 296-3421 or at kpeterson@ksbor.org.