2008 State Relations updates
KU has an obligation to taxpayers, students and families to operate as efficiently as possible. Chancellor Robert Hemenway outlined how the university has been able to save roughly $9 million through a variety of cost-cutting measures and strategic reinvestments.
WICHITA - With a growing shortage of pharmacists straining Kansas' health care system, the University of Kansas earlier this year proposed an expansion of its pharmacy school - the only one in the state.
The 2008 Kansas Legislature has wrapped up its business for the year and many KU priorities, including expansion of the KU School of Pharmacy, were approved by legislators. Below is a summary of some of the issues of importance to KU that were discussed this session.
Governor Sebelius and state legislators honored three victorious KU teams today, with the Rock Chalk Chant echoing through the State Capitol as fans took photos and got autographs from the team members.
The proposed expansion of the KU School of Pharmacy, which is needed to address the critical shortage of pharmacists in our state, earned strong support from Governor Sebelius and legislators during the regular legislative session.
KU's legislative agenda is rapidly winding its way through the Statehouse as the fifth week of the session draws to a close. With hundreds of individual bills being introduced in the House and Senate, there is no shortage of issues for lawmakers to sink their policy-teeth into.
The opening days of the Kansas Legislature brought great news. In her State of the State address, Governor Kathleen Sebelius proposed important funding for KU projects and higher education.