Kansas Board of Regents
|Motto||Leading Higher Education|
|Formation||July 1, 1925|
|Headquarters||1000 SW Jackson Street
Topeka, Kansas, U.S.
|32 public institutions|
President & CEO
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.
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.
The current members and their terms:
- 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
The Kansas Board of Regents oversees 33 institutions, one of which is an independent municipal university.
|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
|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|
- Washburn University is on the independent board, of which the Kansas Board of Regents holds one seat.
- Washburn Institute of Technology is operated by Washburn University.
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.