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The President's Corner

Featured commentary from the Kansas State University president, and hosted by Richard Baker.

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04-28-17BUDGET AND ANTI-SEMITIC PROBLEMS– Kansas legislators have yet to give the Kansas Board of Regents institutions their 2018 budgets. The president of Kansas State University says he isn't quite sure whether or not he should be worried. PC 04-28
3-24-17BUDGETS AND GUNS - At this point, Kansas State University president Richard Myers says the budgets for Regents’ institutions appear to be holding steady, but concealed carry of firearms remains firmly in place.PC 3-24
12-23-16Looking ahead - Kansas State University has a new president as retired General Richard Myers takes over the university helm.  Previously, President Myers said he was here only as the interim, managing and working to prepare the road for the next (and 14th) president of Kansas State University.PC 12-23
10-28-16A New KSU President and the Possibility of More Cuts – The Center on budget and Policy Priorities says the state of Kansas cut higher education spending per pupil by over 24 percent from fiscal years 2008 through 2013.  At the same time the average tuition at Board of Regents institutions was raised just over 15 percent.  In looking ahead to the 2017 legislative session, the interim president of Kansas State University hopes the upcoming elections will make some positive changes. PC 10-28
08-19-16The Possibility of More State CutsKansas State University was hit hard financially by the 2016 legislative session, and now the powers-to-be in Topeka seem to be looking at the possibility of another five percent budget cut.  K-State’s Interim President, Richard Myers, says the way he understands the situation is that it is a budget drill…in other words, what would those involved do if there were more cuts?
06-17-16A Change In Command:  Kansas State University was hit pretty hard with budget cuts in the 2016 legislative session, and could be hit again as a result of the special session called by the governor to deal with school finance issues.  Stepping into the middle of that is Interim President Richard Myers.PC_6-17