Budget Drill Creates More Uncertainty At Kansas State University

Kansas State University, hit hard financially by the 2016 legislative session, is now looking at the possibility of another five percent cut. Because there’s no certainty a cut will occur, K-State interim president Richard Myers is looking at this as a budget drill – in other words, preparing for a worst-case scenario…

In addition to potentially losing more state funding, Myers says this latest request from the Governor creates more uncertainty for Kansas State University’s faculty and staff…

As part of the budget drill, the university is focusing on things it can control – such as increasing enrollment and reducing expenses…

Final enrollment numbers for all Kansas State University campuses will not be available for several weeks. The Fall semester begins Monday.

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Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. six radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on over 70 radio stations across 12 Midwest states and growing.