FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 26, 2012

KANSAS PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM IS VITAL TO ECONOMIC PROSPERITY
Board of Regents Vice Chair Addresses Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors

 

(TOPEKA) - Yesterday, Board of Regents Vice Chair, Fred Logan of Leawood, addressed the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors on the Kansas State University campus in Manhattan. Regent Logan issued the following statements to the Council while discussing the role of higher education in creating wealth and university rankings:

“The Board of Regents is committed to making sure our system of higher education is uniformly excellent. We want excellence across the system – among our research and regional universities, our community colleges and our technical colleges.

To assure excellence, our Board requires universities to adopt aspirational initiatives. We want institutions to establish goals to pursue in order to increase regional, national and peer rankings. Our universities have different missions. Each institution measures its performance over a range of factors that makes sense relative to their unique missions.

There is no better pro-growth strategy for Kansas than having a strong system of higher education. Our system of higher education is an economic engine for Kansas.”

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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 mjstankiewicz@ksbor.org.

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