Pizza and politics: advocating for higher education

K-State Alumni Communications
Students and faculty mingled and enjoyed pizza prior to a panel discussion with members of Kansas legislature at the seventh annual Pizza and Politics. (Photo: K-State Alumni Association)

Nearly 120 students and faculty attended the seventh annual Pizza and Politics event sponsored by the K-State Alumni Association, K-State‚Äôs Office of Government Relations and the Student Government Association. The event took place Nov. 14 at the K-State Alumni Center.  

Pizza and Politics is a forum that provides members of the K-State community with an opportunity to learn more about the legislative process and, in particular, its impact on higher education.  

During the evening, attendees mingled and enjoyed pizza before turning their attention to a panel discussion that included: Kansas Sen. Marci Francisco, who represents the 2nd District in Lawrence, Robba Moran, Kansas Board of Regents and chair of the Regents Academic Affairs Committee, and Landon Fulmer, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's chief of staff.      
The panelists discussed topics that ranged from state funding for higher education and areas of opportunity for growth in the state of Kansas to their leadership philosophy as a government official.

Attendees also learned about higher education advocacy efforts occurring throughout campus and how they can get involved in the legislative process.

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