Topeka A much-anticipated management review of Kansas University likely will be released next week, a Kansas Board of Regents official said Wednesday.
The regents agenda for next Thursday Sept. 17 includes a closed-session item for “update on University of Kansas and Pittsburg State management reviews.”
Kip Peterson, a spokesman for the regents, said, “The expectation is that the Pittsburg State University and Kansas University audits will be released next Thursday.”
The same type of review of Kansas State University, which was released in June, raised numerous questions about how employees in the athletic department were paid and detailed conflicts of interest in the operation of a business incubator.
The regents had commissioned the reviews at KSU, KU and PSU because their chief executive officers were retiring.
But the findings of the KSU review, which was the first one completed, prompted Gov. Mark Parkinson to write the regents, calling for a broader policy of audits of regents institutions to maintain the public’s trust.
The regents complied, saying they will institute a more regular schedule of outside reviews.
The regents released the KSU audit only after a newspaper filed an Open Records complaint with Kansas Attorney General Stephen Six. The regents then decided that subsequent reviews would be made public, too.