July 16, 2021

KBOR appoints members to Kansas State University Presidential Search Committee 

(Topeka, Kan.) -  The Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) today appointed 25 members to the committee that will assist and advise the Board in the search for the next president of Kansas State University (KSU). The search committee includes representation from university students, faculty, staff, alumni and the Manhattan community.

Last month the Board named Carl Ice as chair of the search committee. Ice is a K-State alumnus and retired CEO of BNSF Railway, and was recently appointed to the Board of Regents by Gov. Laura Kelly.

“Appointing university CEOs is one of the most important roles of the Regents,” said KBOR Chair Cheryl Harrison-Lee. “We have an outstanding committee to lead the search and identify finalists for the Board. I’m excited to work with them as the Board selects a president to lead Kansas State University into the future.”

“The Regents have appointed a broad and impressive group of people that bring multiple perspectives to the selection committee,” said Regent Ice. “In addition to their professional and personal accomplishments, they all have a passion for Kansas State and a history of supporting the university. I thank them for their willingness to serve and look forward to working together to identify a strong pool of candidates for the next president of Kansas State University.”

Search committee member bios are available here.

In addition, the Regents approved a formal committee charge.

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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.