TOPEKA — Gov. Sam Brownback and his economic advisers will hear from higher education officials next week on rankings of Kansas universities, which recently fell in a national report.
Kansas Board of Regents Vice Chairman Fred Logan and Kansas University Provost Jeff Vitter will be speaking to the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors.
The meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Kansas State University Alumni Center in Manhattan.
Brownback and the council also will discuss “university capabilities and wealth creation,” according to a news release from Brownback’s office.
Earlier this month, KU fell a few spots in the annual U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges 2013.”
KU ranked 106th among national universities, which is down from 101st last year, and 51st among public universities, down from 46th, according to the list.
Universities such as Missouri, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Iowa State, Colorado, Iowa, Texas and Texas A&M; ranked higher than KU, but KU remanded ahead of KSU, which was 139th and 70th.
KU officials said they were working on improvements, such as helping students stay on track for graduation, that will result in higher rankings.
The discussion next week will also include various ways that schools are ranked and groups that do the rankings.