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Kansas Board of Regents Comes to Pittsburg

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April 26, 2023

Pittsburg, KS – On April 19 and 20, higher education leaders from around the state gathered in Pittsburg for the Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) meeting. The Regents along with KBOR staff had an opportunity to tour Pittsburg State University, and see the progress happening on campus and in the downtown district.


While most KBOR meetings are held in Topeka, the board sometimes holds these meetings on the campus of a Regents university – this month, Pittsburg State University was chosen to host. Regents and KBOR staff had the opportunity to meet with several groups on campus, and toured the new nursing simulation building and Axe Library renovation. The group also visited Block22, and learn about PSU’s vision for the Gorilla Rising project.


Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce President and City of Pittsburg Economic Development Director Blake Benson serves as one of nine members of KBOR and attended the two-day conference.


“This visit was a great opportunity to have an influential group of state leaders in our community,” said Benson. “KBOR is always focused on showcasing the value of higher education both on campus and off, and I think they felt the incredible connection between Pittsburg State and the community.”


The Kansas Board of Regents is the governing board of the state’s six universities and the statewide coordinating board for the state’s 32 public higher education institutions (six state universities, one municipal university, nineteen community colleges, and six technical colleges). In addition, the Board administers the state’s student financial aid, adult education, high school equivalency, and career and technical education programs. Private proprietary schools and out-of-state institutions are authorized by the Kansas Board of Regents to operate in Kansas.




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