July 1, 2013 

Three Regents Confirmed

(Topeka) - Today, the Senate Oversight Committee approved Shane Bangerter of Dodge City, Ann Brandau-Murguia of Kansas City and Helen Van Etten of Topeka to a four year term on the Kansas Board of Regents. These individuals fill the positions that will be vacated by Christine Downey-Schmidt of Inman, Dan Lykins of Topeka and Janie Perkins of Garden City.

In reflecting upon this transition, Andy Tompkins, CEO and President of the Regents stated “I am very grateful and appreciative of the time and support of higher education by the members of the Kansas Board of Regents. While we are losing a total of 24 years of expertise and dedication by the three outgoing members, we look forward to working with the new appointees who have already shown an extraordinary commitment to higher education and public service.”

“Our institutions of higher education are major drivers of economic growth in our state. The Regents play a key role in our long-term strategy to create good jobs in Kansas,” Gov. Brownback said. “Shane, Ann and Helen bring a great amount of experience and talent to the board and I am excited they’ve agreed to serve our great state.”


About the Kansas Board of Regents:
The nine-member Kansas Board of Regents, founded in 1925 and established in the Kansas Constitution, is the governing board of the six state universities and the statewide coordinating board for the state’s 32 public higher education institutions (six state universities, one municipal university, 19 community colleges, and six technical colleges). In addition, the Board administers the state’s student financial aid, adult education, GED, career and technical education programs, and the state university retirement plans. The Board also approves private proprietary schools and out-of-state institutions to operate in Kansas, and administers the Kan-ed network, a statewide network that provides broadband Internet access and distance learning capabilities for schools, hospitals, and libraries.

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