FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 13, 2022
KBOR Chair Cheryl Harrison-Lee expresses enthusiasm for budget proposal
(Topeka, Kan.) – Kansas Board of Regents Chair Cheryl Harrison-Lee has issued the following statement on the Governor’s budget:
I am excited that the Governor’s budget recommendations include several items to help Kansas families access higher education and leverage our system’s unique capabilities to grow the Kansas economy.
Affordability for Kansas families is one of the Regents’ strategic priorities. In September, we made flat tuition part of our unified appropriations request. We’re thrilled that the Governor included funding for that along with increased need-based student financial aid, which has historically lagged behind neighboring states.
In addition, we’re excited that the budget includes a boost for our capital renewal initiative, IT infrastructure enhancements, increased funding for two-year colleges and support for a partnership with the Department of Commerce to grow the state’s economy through competitive grants.
The Regents look forward to working with the Governor and Legislature this session to advance prosperity in Kansas.”
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.