LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Leaders of the University of Kansas are vowing not to give up on a plan to build a new health education center for the university’s medical center, even though Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposed budget does not include funding for the effort.
Brownback’s budget proposals released Thursday did include additional money for higher education. But the Republican governor didn’t add money for a new building at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.
Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and Kansas Board of Regents Chairman Fred Logan tell the Lawrence Journal-World that they will continue to seek state support for the $75 million building.
The building would allow expansion of the physician training program, as well as use of new technologies to prepare students and other health professionals.