The Kansas Board of Regents has appointed Regent William Thornton and regents President and Chief Executive Officer Reginald Robinson to the Kansas Bioscience Authority.
Thornton, of Atchison, and Robinson, of Lawrence, will replace Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway and Kansas State University President Jon Wefald.
Regents Chairwoman Donna Shank, of Liberal, said that because the work of the Bioscience Authority has grown and involves several of the regents universities, she thought it would be better to have broader representation on the authority.
She said Hemenway and Wefald had done "terrific jobs" on the authority.
The regents appointees to the authority are nonvoting members.
The Bioscience Authority was established in 2004 to help invest tax dollars in bioscience business and research.