Kansas Board of Regents

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Kansas Board of Regents
Kansas Board of Regents logo.svg
MottoLeading Higher Education
FormationJuly 1, 1925 (1925-07-01)
Purposeeducational oversight
Headquarters1000 SW Jackson Street
Suite 520
Topeka, Kansas, U.S.
32 public institutions
President & CEO
Blake Flanders
Dennis Mullin

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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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]

  • Dennis A. Mullin, Chair (June 2019)
  • Shane Bangerter, Vice-chair (June 2021)
  • Ann Brandau-Murguia (June 2021)
  • Bill Feuerborn (June 2022)
  • Mark Hutton (June 2022)
  • Dave Murfin (June 2019)
  • Daniel J. Thomas (June 2019)
  • Allen Schmidt (June 2022)
  • Helen Van Etten (June 2021)
  • 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 2017) CEO
Emporia State University Emporia 1863 1925 5,732 Allison Garrett
Fort Hays State University Hays 1902 15,100 Tisa Mason
Kansas State University Manhattan 1863 22,795 Richard Myers
Pittsburg State University Pittsburg 1903 6,907 Steven A. Scott
University of Kansas Lawrence 1865 28,447 Douglas Girod
Wichita State University Wichita 1895 1964 15,081 Andy Tompkins (interim)
Total enrollment (2017–18) 94,062

Municipal universities[edit]

Institution Location Founded Joined KBOR Enrollment (Fall 2016) President
Washburn University1 Topeka 1865 1999 6,691 Jerry Farley

Clark Coco (Dean)2

Washburn Institute of Technology Topeka 1964 1,393
Total enrollment (2017–18) 8,084
  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.

Public community and technical colleges[edit]

Institution Location Founded Joined KBOR Enrollment (fall 2017) President
Allen Community College Iola 1923 1999 2,574 John Masterson
Barton Community College Great Bend 1965 5,424 Carl Heilman
Butler Community College El Dorado 1927 8,944 Kimberly Krull
Cloud County Community College Concordia 1965 1,873 Danette Toone
Coffeyville Community College Coffeyville 1923 1,802 Linda Moley
Colby Community College Colby 1964 1,345 Stephen Vacik
Cowley County Community College Arkansas City 1922 2,871 Dennis C. Rittle
Dodge City Community College Dodge City 1935 1,773 Don Woodman
Flint Hills Technical College Emporia 1963 1,137 Dean Hollenbeck
Fort Scott Community College Fort Scott 1919 1,792 Alysia Johnston
Garden City Community College Garden City 1919 2,081 Ryan Ruda
Highland Community College Highland 1858 3,024 David Reist
Hutchinson Community College Hutchinson 1928 5,854 Edward Berger
Independence Community College Independence 1925 891 Daniel Barwick
Johnson County Community College Overland Park 1969 18,638 Joseph Sopcich
Kansas City Kansas Community College Kansas City 1923 5,833 Greg Mosier
Labette Community College Parsons 1923 1,596 Mark Watkins
Manhattan Area Technical College Manhattan 1965 926 Rob Edleston
Neosho County Community College Chanute 1936 1,990 Brian Inbody
North Central Kansas Technical College Beloit 1996 858 Eric Burks
Northwest Kansas Technical College Goodland 1964 896 Ed Mills
Pratt Community College Pratt 1935 1,114 Mike Calvert
Salina Area Technical College Salina 1965 615 Greg Goode
Seward County Community College Liberal 1967 1,746 Duane Dunn
WSU Tech Wichita 1965 4,267 Anthony Kinkel
Total enrollment (2017–18) 79,864

See also[edit]


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

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

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