Four Regents serve on the Kansas Board of Regents Governance Committee, established in 2011. The Regents are appointed annually by the Chair and approved by the Board. The membership includes:

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Carl Ice
(June 2025)

Regent Jon Rolph Website

Jon Rolph
(June 2027)

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Blake Benson
(June 2026)


The Committee's responsibilities are set out in its Charter, adopted by the Board November 16, 2011.  The Committee is responsible for certain Board administrative and governance issues, including overseeing the Board's by-laws, regulations, and policies; overseeing Board effectiveness; and facilitating the Board's efforts to carry out its responsibility to system institutions and the state, and generally meets in person the morning before the start of the monthly Board meeting.

Meeting agendas and minutes can be found in the back of the Board's monthly agenda books.

The Governance Committee meetings are public and notice will be given in accordance with the Kansas Open Meetings Act (K.S.A. 75-4317 through 75-4320a).

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For more information about the Councils and Committees of the Kansas Board of Regents, please contact us.