KANSAS POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMISSION


The Kansas Private and Out-of-State Postsecondary Educational Insitution Act, 74-32, 166, gives the Board of Regents responsibility for appointing a nine member advisory commission.
     (a) The advisory commission on private and out-of-state postsecondary educational institutions is hereby created. The commission shall consist of nine members appointed by the state board. Except as provided by this section, members shall be appointed for terms of four years. Vacancies shall be filled by the state board for the unexpired term. Five members of the commission shall be owners or managers of private postsecondary educational institutions, at least two of the five members shall represent institutions, which at the time of appointment of such members, have enrollments of under 125 students, and at least one shall represent a degree granting institution. Four members shall be selected from among persons representing: Secondary schools, postsecondary schools, business and industry, members of the employment community, economic development interests of the state and health occupations.
     (b) The commission shall elect one member as chairperson of the commission and such other officers as may be necessary.
     (c) The commission shall meet at least once annually in Topeka during the month of October, and shall conduct special meetings on the call of the chairperson or the state board or at the request of at least four members of the commission.
     (d) Members attending meetings of such commission, or attending a subcommittee meeting thereof authorized by such commission, shall be paid amounts provided in subsection (e) of K.S.A. 75-3223, and amendments thereto.
     (e) A majority of the commission is a quorum to conduct business, but no less than four members must concur to pass upon any matter before the commission. 
     (f) The commission may recommend to the state board such policies, minimum standards and rules and regulations that the commission deems necessary for administering the provisions of this act.


Advisory Commission Members:

Representing Name Title Contact Term Expires
Business & Industry Gerald Lauber

President
Kaw Valley Bank
Topeka

785.232.6062
glauber@kawvalleybank.com

12/31/2013
Postsecondary Ryan Ruda

Dean of Students
Garden City Community College
Garden City 

620.276.9597
ryan.ruda@gcccks.edu

12/31/2015
 Health Occupations Eryn Myrick Marketing & Communications Manager
St. Francis Hospital
Topeka
 
785.295.8918
eryn.myrick@stfks.net
12/31/2013 
 Owner/Operator Judy Homes President
Brown Mackie College
Kansas City & Salina
 785.825.5422
jholmes@brownmackie.edu
12/31/2015 
Secondary Linda Wiley Principal
Topeka High School
Topeka 
785.295.3150
lwiley@topeka.k12.ks.us
12/31/2016 
Owner/Operator  Jerrad Tausz  Regional Vice President
University of Phoenix  
Lenexa
816.204.2109
jerrad.tausz@pheonix.edu 
12/31/2016 
Owner/Operator Irene Narvaez Director
Court Reporting Institute of Kansas City
Mission
913.432.3315
crikc@sbcglobal.net
12/31/2013
Owner/Operator Robert Otto Owner
Kansas College of Nursing
Lenexa
913.248.2838
info@kansascollegeofnursing.org
12/31/2015
Owner/Operator Kerry Norbury Campus Director
National American University
Overland Park
913.981.8702
knorbury@national.edu
12/31/2016