Brownback Names KCK’s Murguia to Kansas Board of Regents
June 27, 2013



Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has named KCK Commissioner Ann Murguia to the nine-member Kansas Board of Regents.
The Regents is the governing body for the state’s public universities.
The Governor also made two other appointments to the Regents Board.
Helen Van Etten is an Audiologist with the Topeka Public School District.
The other appointment is Shane Bangerter, a lawyer who has offices in Dodge City.
““Shane, Ann and Helen bring a great amount of experience and talent to the board and I am excited they’ve agreed to serve our great state,” Brownabck said in a news release.
Murguia ran unsuccessfully for mayor this spring. She lost the run-off to Mark Holland.
Murguia’s appoint gives the Kansas City metro area two voices on the Regents Board.
Johnson County attorney Fred Logan assumes the Chairman’s position on July 1.
“The Governor has appointed three great Regents. Shane Bangerter’s community college trustee background will be a tremendous asset. Ann Murguia has an outstanding record of civic and public leadership in Kansas City, Kansas and the greater Kansas City area. Helen Van Etten is a passionate supporter of higher education,” Logan said.

Kansas Regents Call College Budget Cuts a “Nightmare”
June 7, 2013

The Kansas Board of Regents blasted the just-passed budget for state colleges and universities Thursday, according to the Topeka Capital Journal,
The state’s governing board for higher education called the cuts “a public policy nightmare”, according to the report.
Kansas legislators cut almost $22 million dollars from the state’s higher education fund.
That includes a 4.2% to the Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas.
The $4.25 million reduction for the Medical Center is the biggest reduction in dollars.
By percentage, Emporia State’s budget took the biggest hit, 4.8%; or $1.48 million.
Kansas State University funding was cut by 3.5%.
Wichita State’s funding was reduced by 3.1%
The University of Kansas budget got a 2.4% haircut.
“It’s never good public policy to cut higher education,” vice chairman Fred Logan said according to the newspaper. “It’s not a pro-growth budget — that needs to be said.”

Brownback Appoints Fred Logan and Two Others to Regents
July 8, 2011

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has named a well known Johnson County attorney Fred Logan Jr. to the Kansas Board of Regents.
Logan is a well thought attorney and respected political observer. He is a frequent guest in the popular KCPT program ‘Kansas City Week in Review’
In making his his appointments to the state top oversight agency for higher education, the Governor also named ,Robba Addison Moran, Hays and Kenny Wilk, Lansing, will each serve a four year term.
Will was a long time state legislator who lead the House work on the budget.
“I am pleased these three outstanding Kansans have agreed to serve on one of the most important boards in our state. This is an all-star team,” Governor Brownback said. “Our intuitions of higher education are major drivers of economic growth in our state.. The Regents are a key part of our long-term growth strategy.”