FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 17, 2019
KBOR statement on the Governor’s budget
(Topeka, Kan.) - Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) Chair Dennis Mullin issued the following statement concerning the budget recommendation Kansas Governor Laura Kelly released today:
“Governor Kelly’s budget proposal that adds $9 million for public higher education in the next fiscal year is a step in the right direction. Education beyond high school represents the best path towards prosperity for Kansas families, businesses and communities. As such it is imperative that our state invest in its universities, community colleges and technical colleges and restore the significant reductions that have been made since 2008. We will continue to work with the Governor and Legislature to fully restore funding to higher education and keep tuition as low as possible for Kansas families.”
KBOR’s unified appropriations request for Fiscal Year 2020 includes $50 million for state universities, as well as tuition assistance for National Guard Members, full funding for the Excel in Career Technical Education Initiative, funding for the postsecondary tiered and non-tiered technical state aid gap, and state aid for Washburn University.
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.