BOARD MAKES APPOINTMENT TO WASHBURN REGENTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 24, 2010

BOARD MAKES APPOINTMENT TO WASHBURN’S GOVERNING BOARD

Regent Dan Lykins of Topeka Re-Appointed to Washburn University Board of Regents


(TOPEKA) – This week the Kansas Board of Regents unanimously re-appointed Regent Dan Lykins of Topeka to a fourth term on the Washburn University Board of Regents.

“It is an honor to be re-appointed,” said Lykins. “Serving on the Washburn Board of Regents and the Kansas Board of Regents provides opportunities to strengthen each Board’s commitment to shared goals. Higher education is a vital ingredient for growing the Kansas workforce and economy, and I look forward to working with my fellow Regents, on both Boards, to strengthen our public higher education system and our state.”

As required by law, one member of the Washburn University Board of Regents must be a member of the Kansas Board of Regents. Lykins will represent the Kansas Board of Regents during the one-year term.

Lykins, a partner in the Bryan, Lykins, Hejtmanek & Fincher law firm in Topeka, was appointed by former Governor Kathleen Sebelius in 2005 and was reappointed by Governor Mark Parkinson in 2009. He is a Kansas State University Foundation Trustee, Presidents Club Member, and Ahearn Advisor. He is a past Kansas Sports Hall of Fame Board Member, a past Alumni Board Member of the Academy of Mount St. Scholastica in Atchison, a past Alumni President of Maur Hill Prep School in Atchison, and a past Treasurer of the Community Eye Care Trust Fund of Topeka.

His professional memberships include the American Bar Association, Kansas Bar Association, Topeka Bar Association, American Trial Lawyers' Association, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, and the Topeka Inn’s of Court.

He earned a B.S. in Political Science from KSU and a J.D. from Washburn University. Lykins and his wife, Judy, have four children and three grandchildren.

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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 (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.

For more information contact Kip Peterson at (785) 296-3421 or at kpeterson@ksbor.org.

Visit the Kansas Board of Regents online at www.kansasregents.org.