Brownback to name Kansas Board of Regents members

Sam Brownback
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback (KSN File Photo)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – 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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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