Fact-finding tour brings legislators for FHSU campus
By JUDY SHERARD
Fort Hays State University officials will have a chance to show Kansas legislators some key campus programs.
Members of the House Appropriations and Senate Ways and Means committees will be in Hays on Monday visiting the campus as part of a fact-finding tour.
The lawmakers are expected to arrive on campus shortly before lunch. A 1 p.m. presentation will follow lunch in the Black and Gold Room in Memorial Union.
There will be a question-and-answer session at 1:45 p.m. in Fort Hays Ballroom.
A tour of the campus begins at 3:15 p.m. and includes the Kansas Welding Institute in Davis Hall, the Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science program, the wind project and Akers Energy Center, and the Center for Networked Learning currently under construction.
A social hour and dinner in Robbins Center will follow the tour.
The Legislature voted to reduce higher education funding for the current fiscal year, which translated to an $845,188 cut for FHSU,
Legislators began their tour Tuesday and planned to visit Washburn Institute of Technology in Topeka, and Emporia State University, Wichita State University and Pittsburg State University this week.
After visiting FHSU, the group will go to Kansas State University's Salina and Manhattan campuses Tuesday, and the University of Kansas in Lawrence and KU Medical Center on Wednesday.