Sept. 15, 2022

Regents approve unified appropriations request supporting talent pipeline development

(Topeka, Kan.) -  The Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) has approved a unified state appropriations request for the public higher education system that supports the Board’s strategic priority of building a talent pipeline for the state. The request totals $254 million in new support for the state’s public higher education system.

“The Kansas public higher education system possesses unique capabilities to develop our talent pipeline and support the future economic prosperity of Kansas,” said KBOR Chair Jon Rolph. “This budget request will support our student recruitment and success initiatives, help colleges and universities enhance their work with business and industry to retain graduates in Kansas, and assist our efforts to realign the work of the system with the needs of the state’s communities.”

The Fiscal Year 2024 appropriations request for the system includes funding for student success initiatives, expanded student financial aid and micro-internship opportunities, an advising program for community colleges to work with high school students, the Board’s facilities renewal initiative, and a cybersecurity initiative.

The Board also approved a request for an additional $150,000 in funding for the Kansas Hero’s Scholarship in Fiscal Year 2023.

The Regents’ strategic plan, Building a Future, guided the Board’s discussion and adoption of the appropriations request. Building a Future focuses the work of the Kansas public higher education system on helping Kansas families, supporting Kansas businesses and advancing the state’s economic prosperity. Developing the talent pipeline in Kansas is an area of focus in the plan.

Please see the Fiscal Year 2024 KBOR Unified Appropriations Request for additional details about the items included in the appropriations request.

The unified request will now be sent to the Governor’s budget office.

For more information, please contact Matt Keith at (785) 430-4237 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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.