January 13, 2011


(TOPEKA) – Today Board of Regents’ Chairman Gary Sherrer, of Overland Park, issued the following statement regarding Governor Sam Brownback’s budget recommendations:

“After recent and severe budget cuts, and a continued trend of state disinvestment in higher education, we’re very pleased the Governor is advocating for no reductions to the system’s base budget. Because the details of implementation are vitally important, we’re currently analyzing the details of the Governor’s recommendations, which the Board will discuss during its meeting next week. After a careful and thorough review, we’ll look forward to engaging in dialogue with the Legislature regarding the Governor’s recommendations as well as their own. We look forward to working with the Governor and the Legislature in the coming months to strengthen the system, which will boost the state’s economy in the process.”


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, 19 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-of-state institutions to operate in Kansas, and administers Kan-ed, a statewide network that provides broadband Internet access and distance learning capabilities for schools, hospitals, and libraries.

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