Members of Kansas Legislature tour campusK-State Alumni
Oct. 29, nearly 50 Kansas legislators and staff members toured Kansas State
University as part of their biennial legislative tour of Kansas’ six state
universities. The five other universities are Emporia State University, Fort
Hays State University, Pittsburg State University, University of Kansas and
Wichita State University.
|During the recent campus tour
with Kansas state legislators, K-State President Kirk Schulz presented an
overview of the accomplishments and challenges for K-State and higher
education in general. (Photo: David
state legislators included leadership from the Kansas House and Senate and
members of the House Appropriations and the Senate Ways and Means committees.
The tour was designed for university leaders and legislators to share
information in preparation for the next Kansas legislative session.
During the K-State portion of the six-university tour, legislators
had morning meetings in Salina, Kan., to learn more about K-State Salina’s
programs. The remainder of the day included meetings on K-State’s Manhattan,
K-State President Kirk Schulz presented an overview of the
accomplishments and challenges for K-State and for higher education in general.
Major topics covered during the presentation and question-and-answer session
included student enrollment levels, tuition costs, graduation rates, research
capabilities and funding, higher education impact on the state economy, state
budget impact on higher education, campus facilities and
Lunchtime presentations also were made by the College
of Business Administration, College of Engineering and the College of
Architecture, Planning and Design, and an afternoon panel discussion included
topics on veterinary medicine, agriculture, animal health and extension work.
In addition, students led tours of the campus
and updates were provided on K-State’s Biosecurity Research Institute and the
U.S Department of Homeland Security’s National Bio and Agro-Defense
The next Kansas Legislative session
will begin Jan. 13.
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