The K-State Alumni Association is committed to legislative advocacy on behalf of Kansas State University and higher education. The mission of Wildcats for Higher Education is to provide opportunities for our constituents to stay informed and be involved as advocates in keeping legislators abreast of issues impacting the university and higher education.
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Help us ensure that higher education and Kansas State University remain a primary component of Kansas.
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Current Higher Education Priorities
• K-State has requested stable funding for the state general fund for the past several years. Continued reductions affect the ability to plan budgets and manage the university.
• In addition to flat and reduced state general fund support, the enacted tuition cap imposed by the legislature severely limits the university's flexibility to manage its finances. The university believes that tuition authority should remain in the purview of the Kansas Board of Regents.
• K-State's faculty and staff remain dedicated to the land-grant mission to assist students and Kansans. The university will strive to maintain our nationally recognized educational and outreach programs despite the negative state funding environment.
K-State Graduates in the Legislature
K-State is proud to have graduates serving in both the U.S. and Kansas Senate and the U.S. and Kansas House of Representatives. Click the link to learn more.
Kansas Board of Regents
The nine-member Kansas Board of Regents governs six state universities, and supervises and coordinates 19 community colleges, five technical colleges, six technical schools and a municipal university.
Contact your Kansas legislators and encourage them to support higher education. Learn more about the House, Senate and committees involved in the Kansas Legislature, and find your legislators.
K-State President’s Office - Governmental Relations
The K-State President's Office - Governmental Relations represents the Board of Regent's budget, policy and program interests to the Office of the Governor, the Kansas Legislature, the United States Congress, state agencies and agencies of the federal government.