University Presidents Say Higher Education Cuts in Kansas Would be Dire

Friday, April 19, 2013

Kansas higher education officials say funding cuts being considered by state legislators would hurt the quality and quantity of academic programs statewide.

Presidents of the six public universities told the Kansas Board of Regents on Wednesday that proposals to cut as much as 4 percent from their 2014 budgets would mean fewer course offerings and other campus cuts.

Republican Gov. Sam Brownback wants to spare higher education from cuts and plans a statewide tour of campuses next week to build support for his budget.

Legislators, struggling to balance the state budget, are on a monthlong break and will resume their spending talks when they return to the statehouse on May 8.

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