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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
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
Emporia St.
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Fort Hays St.
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Kansas St.
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Pittsburg St.
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Univ. of Kansas
Univ. of Kansas
Wichita St.
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Member universities of the Kansas Board of Regents

Member selection

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

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

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

Public universities

Institution Location (main) Founded Joined KBOR Full-Time Equivalent Enrollment

(fall 2018)

Emporia State University Emporia 1863 1925 4,493 Allison Garrett
Fort Hays State University Hays 1902 9,473 Tisa Mason
Kansas State University Manhattan 1863 18,824 Richard Myers
Pittsburg State University Pittsburg 1903 5,988 Steven A. Scott
University of Kansas Lawrence 1865 24,246 Douglas Girod
Wichita State University Wichita 1895 1964 11,285 Andy Tompkins (interim)
Total enrollment (2018) 74,308

Municipal universities

Institution Location Founded Joined KBOR Full-Time

Equivalent Enrollment

(Fall 2018)

Washburn University1 Topeka 1865 1999 4,931 Jerry Farley

Clark Coco (Dean)2

Washburn Institute of Technology Topeka 1964 1,174
Total enrollment (2018) 6,105
  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

Institution Location Founded Joined KBOR Full-Time

Equivalent Enrollment

(Fall 2018)

Allen Community College Iola 1923 1999 1,432 John Masterson
Barton Community College Great Bend 1965 2,553 Carl Heilman
Butler Community College El Dorado 1927 5,323 Kimberly Krull
Cloud County Community College Concordia 1965 1,145 Danette Toone
Coffeyville Community College Coffeyville 1923 1,451 Linda Moley
Colby Community College Colby 1964 935 Stephen Vacik
Cowley County Community College Arkansas City 1922 1,914 Dennis C. Rittle
Dodge City Community College Dodge City 1935 1,079 Don Woodman
Flint Hills Technical College Emporia 1963 685 Dean Hollenbeck
Fort Scott Community College Fort Scott 1919 1,199 Alysia Johnston
Garden City Community College Garden City 1919 1,436 Ryan Ruda
Highland Community College Highland 1858 1,568 David Reist
Hutchinson Community College Hutchinson 1928 3,261 Edward Berger
Independence Community College Independence 1925 633 Daniel Barwick
Johnson County Community College Overland Park 1969 9,888 Joseph Sopcich
Kansas City Kansas Community College Kansas City 1923 3,523 Greg Mosier
Labette Community College Parsons 1923 1,099 Mark Watkins
Manhattan Area Technical College Manhattan 1965 498 Rob Edleston
Neosho County Community College Chanute 1936 1,207 Brian Inbody
North Central Kansas Technical College Beloit 1996 654 Eric Burks
Northwest Kansas Technical College Goodland 1964 730 Ed Mills
Pratt Community College Pratt 1935 875 Mike Calvert
Salina Area Technical College Salina 1965 435 Greg Goode
Seward County Community College Liberal 1967 1,188 Duane Dunn
WSU Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology Wichita 1965 2,779 Anthony Kinkel
Total enrollment (2018) 47,491

See also


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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