Kansas Board of Regents

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Kansas Board of Regents
Kansas Board of Regents logo.svg
Abbreviation KBOR
Motto Leading Higher Education
Formation July 1, 1925 (1925-07-01)
Purpose educational oversight
Headquarters 1000 SW Jackson Street
Suite 520
Topeka, Kansas, U.S.
32 public institutions
President & CEO
Blake Flanders
Zoe Newton
Website www.kansasregents.org

The Kansas Board of Regents is a body consisting of nine members that governs six state universities in the U.S. state of Kansas. In addition to these six universities, it also supervises and coordinates nineteen community colleges, five technical colleges, six technical schools and a municipal university. Refer to the list of colleges and universities for details on the individual schools.

Kansas Board of Regents is located in Kansas
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Pittsburg St.
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Univ. of Kansas
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Wichita St.
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Member universities of the Kansas Board of Regents

Member selection[edit]

The Kansas Board of Regents has nine members, each of whom is appointed by the Governor of Kansas. Current Board members are listed below. Each Board Member also serves on various committees that address higher education issues. Their terms of office are indicated in parenthesis following their names.[1]

Current members[edit]

The current members and their terms:[1]

  • Zoe Newton, Chair (June 2018)
  • Joe Bain (June 2018)
  • Shane Bangerter, (June 2017)
  • Ann Brandau-Murguia (June 2017)
  • Bill Feuerborn (June 2018)
  • Dave Murfin, Vice-Chair (June 2019)
  • Dennis A. Mullin (June 2019)
  • Daniel J. Thomas (June 2019)
  • Helen Van Etten (June 2017)
  • Blake Flanders, President/CEO

Schools governed by the Board of Regents[edit]

The Kansas Board of Regents oversees 33 institutions, one of which is an independent municipal university.[2]

Public universities[edit]

Institution Location (Main) Founded Joined KBOR Enrollment (Fall 2016) President/Chancellor
Emporia State University Emporia 1863 1925 5,887 Allison Garrett
Fort Hays State University Hays 1902 14,658 Andy Tompkins (interim)
Kansas State University Manhattan 1863 23,779 Richard Myers
Pittsburg State University Pittsburg 1903 7,102 Steven A. Scott
University of Kansas Lawrence 1865 28,401 Bernadette Gray-Little
Wichita State University Wichita 1895 1964 14,474 John Bardo
Total Enrollment (2016–17) 94,301

Public community and technical colleges[edit]

Institution Location Founded Joined KBOR Enrollment (Fall 2016) President
Allen Community College Iola 1923 1999 2,344 John Masterson
Barton Community College Great Bend 1965 5,884 Carl Heilman
Butler Community College El Dorado 1927 9,375 Kimberly Krull
Cloud County Community College Concordia 1965 2,036 Danette Toone
Coffeyville Community College Coffeyville 1923 1,707 Linda Moley
Colby Community College Colby 1964 1,255 Stephen Vacik
Cowley County Community College Arkansas City 1922 2,866 Dennis C. Rittle
Dodge City Community College Dodge City 1935 1,804 Don Woodman
Flint Hills Technical College Emporia 1963 1,006 Dean Hollenbeck
Fort Scott Community College Fort Scott 1919 1,862 Clayton Tatro
Garden City Community College Garden City 1919 2,013 Herbert Swender
Highland Community College Highland 1858 2,917 David Reist
Hutchinson Community College Hutchinson 1928 5,880 Edward Berger
Independence Community College Independence 1925 1,077 Daniel Barwick
Johnson County Community College Overland Park 1969 19,174 Joseph Sopcich
Kansas City Kansas Community College Kansas City 1923 5,731 Doris Pichon Givens
Labette Community College Parsons 1923 1,587 George Knox
Manhattan Area Technical College Manhattan 1965 825 Rob Edleston
Neosho County Community College Chanute 1936 2,084 Brian Inbody
North Central Kansas Technical College Beloit 1996 909 Eric Burks
Northwest Kansas Technical College Goodland 1964 812 Ed Mills
Pratt Community College Pratt 1935 1,191 Mike Calvert
Salina Area Technical College Salina 1965 580 Greg Goode
Seward County Community College Liberal 1967 1,927 Duane Dunn
Wichita Area Technical College Wichita 1965 3,592 Anthony Kinkel
Total Enrollment (2016–17) 80,418

Municipal universities[edit]

Institution Location Founded Joined KBOR Enrollment (Fall 2016) President
Washburn University1 Topeka 1865 1999 6,636 Jerry Farley

Clark Coco (Dean)2

Washburn Institute of Technology Topeka 1964 1,335
Total Enrollment (2016–17) 7,971
  1. Washburn University is on the independent board, of which the Kansas Board of Regents holds one seat.
  2. Washburn Institute of Technology is operated by Washburn University.

See also[edit]


Scott Rothschild & Ben Unglesbee, “New social media policy is broad, vague, and ‘chilling’” Lawrence Journal-World, 19 Dec. 2013.

“Kansas Board of Regents social media rules imperil free speech,” Kansas City Star, 20 Dec. 2013.

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