Archive for Friday, July 8, 2011

Governor to announce new regents Friday

July 8, 2011


— Gov. Sam Brownback will announce his three appointments to the Kansas Board of Regents Friday.

Brownback has scheduled a 10:30 a.m. Statehouse news conference for the announcement.

The nine-member board is the governing board of the state’s six public universities, and the coordinating board for the state’s 32 public higher education institutions.

This includes seven public universities, 19 community colleges and six technical colleges.

Terms have ended for Jarold "Jerry" Boettcher of Manhattan; Richard Hedges of Fort Scott and Gary Sherrer of Overland Park. Sherrer had resigned in May.


deec 6 years, 11 months ago

Lemme guess: some anti-abortion bigwig, a Koch brother/minion, and a private/religious or for-profit school advocate.

George_Braziller 6 years, 11 months ago

Pretty close. One of them is Jerry Moran's wife.

parrothead8 6 years, 11 months ago

I'm sure Brownbackistan will appoint impartial, open-minded individuals. I'm positively sure of it.

TheStonesSuck 6 years, 11 months ago

Larry, Curly, and Moe? Excuse me, hate-filled Larry, Curly, and Moe?

truman1902 6 years, 11 months ago

Given that it's a Friday in the Brownbackazoic Era, I'm surprised that the other 6 members weren't laid off..Of which state agency will the bell of unemployment toll by THIS week's end?

newmedia 6 years, 11 months ago

How many of the current regents are educators?

question4u 6 years, 11 months ago

If precedent means anything, we can expect to see new regents with no background in higher education and obvious connections to the Brownback agenda. How long will it be before we see proposals to de-emphasize evolutionary science at Kansas universities? motions to eliminate art, music and theatre departments at state universities? suggestions to introduce state-sponsored, faith-based scholarships?

saraj 6 years, 11 months ago

There were many, many indications of how this man would govern.....they were all ignored by the voters. Any who now think that we are not seeing the beginning of the darkest days of KS are just not paying attention.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 6 years, 11 months ago

"There were many, many indications of how this man would govern.....they were all ignored by the voters"

Probably because the didn't care.

Lawrence_Pilot 6 years, 11 months ago

There will be at least one KU Hater on the team as the Big Payback to Lawrence continues.

cato_the_elder 6 years, 11 months ago

Brownback doesn't hate Lawrence, but after hearing the many vitriol-filled comments against him on the streets of Lawrence and on this forum before he even took office, not to mention thereafter, I wouldn't be surprised if he did.

If closing the Lawrence SRS office was done for political reasons, which would have been wrong, then that's no different from Sebelius and her Lawrence cronies screwing Southwest Kansas, not a political stronghold of hers by any means, out of two coal-fired plants - which was 100% political.

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