Board of Regents meeting this week

Emporia State administrators are watching this month's Kansas Board of Regents meetings closely -- for more than one reason.

The Board of Regents could approve tuition and fee increases across the system, including at Emporia State. ESU is proposing an increase of anywhere from 3 to 3.2 percent in tuition rates, depending on the degree and residency status, and up to 2.5 percent in fees -- leading to a total increase of 5.6 percent. With the changes, full-time undergraduate resident students would pay an additional $66 per semester in tuition, bringing their tuition from $2,184 to $2,250.

In addition, ESU could learn this week whether a proposal to name its new business development center the Koch Center for Leadership and Ethics will be approved. ESU will also present its strategic plan for discussion and possible approval later this year. Approval of Emporia State's campus master plan is not scheduled this week.

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