UPDATE: Brownback names 3 Kansas Board of Regents members

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Sam Brownback has named a former Kansas House member and two attorneys to the board overseeing the state's higher education system.

Brownback on Friday announced the appointments of former state Rep. Bill Feuerborn of Garnett, Joseph Bain of Goodland and Zoe Forrester Newton of Sedan to the Board of Regents.

Feuerborn served in the House from 1995 through 2002.

The three will serve through June 2018. Their appointments require state Senate confirmation.

The nine-member board oversees state universities, community colleges and technical colleges. The state spends almost $2.6 billion annually on higher education.

The terms of three regents expired at the end of June. They were Mildred Edwards of Wichita, former state Senate Majority Leader Tim Emert of Independence and former state Rep. Ed McKechnie of Arcadia.


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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is preparing to announce three appointments to the board that oversees the state's higher education system.

Brownback scheduled a Friday news conference to name the Board of Regents members. The appointments require confirmation by the state Senate next year, with the new members serving through June 2018.

The nine-member board oversees state universities, community colleges and technical colleges. The state spends almost $2.6 billion annually on higher education.

The terms of three regents expired at the end of June. They were Mildred Edwards of Wichita, Tim Emert of Independence and Ed McKechnie of Arcadia.

Edwards is executive director of the Kansas African-American Affairs Commission. Emert is a former Kansas Senate majority leader, and McKechnie formerly served in the Kansas House.


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