On Monday morning Governor Sam Brownback made the trip up to Kansas State University as part of his tour of Kansas Regents schools.
Governor Brownback is conducting the tour to discuss his plans to fund higher education, and met with university leaders as part of that discussion.
Governor Brownback says he wants to ensure schools have the stability to make plans for the future. This includes an understanding of the pressures higher education is facing to achieve higher standards.
Those improvements for K-State include a higher ranking for the veterinary school, and more engineering graduates. Governor Brownback says higher education funding is an important investment in the future of Kansas, and he is confident the state legislature will pass his budget to fund higher education.
Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz says he is appreciative of the governor’s continued support of Kansas State University, and believes the governor understands that investment in education is a great investment in the future of the state.