June 9, 2020

Butler Community College and Flint Hills Technical College recognized in Data Quality Awards

(Topeka, Kan.) -  At this week’s Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) 2020 Data Quality and Planning Conference, KBOR president and CEO Dr. Blake Flanders presented Data Quality Awards to Butler Community College and Flint Hills Technical College.

Now in its eighth year, the Data Quality Award serves to recognize institutions for excellence in the quality of data submitted and the timeliness of submissions. Awards are given each June to the two institutions with superior ratings, recognizing the outstanding team of professionals who provide institutional data to the Board.

“Data is key for understanding the performance of today’s higher education system, as well as the state’s economy. Providing quality and meaningful data requires dedicated data teams,” said KBOR Director of Data, Research and Planning Cynthia Farrier. “This year’s awardees, Esam Mohammad (Butler Community College) and Brenda Carmichael (Flint Hills Technical College), have distinguished themselves through exemplary effort and commitment to the highest data standards.”

Data is submitted throughout the year to support a variety of purposes, which include distribution formulas for state and federal funds, Board and legislative agendas, research initiatives, federal and state compliance, and consumer information such as the tools found on the Kansas Higher Education Statistics and the Kansas DegreeStats websites ( and

Included on the 2020 selection committee were representatives from last year’s winning institutions, the University of Kansas and the Wichita State Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology. Other past winners include Butler Community College, Coffeyville Community College, Emporia State University, Johnson County Community College, Kansas City Kansas Community College, Neosho County Community College, Pittsburg State University, Seward County Community College, Washburn University, and Washburn Institute of Technology.

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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 (six state universities, one municipal university, nineteen community colleges, and six technical colleges). In addition, the Board administers the state’s student financial aid, adult education, high school equivalency, and career and technical education programs. Private proprietary schools and out-of-state institutions are authorized by the Kansas Board of Regents to operate in Kansas.