4.16 Briefs


Open forum on parking fees increase today

The council on Parking Operations at K-State will host an open forum to discuss potential hikes to permit prices and changes to verbiage in the Big 12 Room in the Student Union from 3:30-5 p.m. today.

Potential hikes to prices on the agenda include a $10 increase to parking permits in Residence Halls, Jardine, the O lot and for off-campus students.

K-State alum is new Kansas Board of Regents President, CEO

Blake Flanders, a 1986 K-State alum, was unanmiously appointed to the Kansas Board of Regents President and CEO in a monthly meeting according to the Kansas City Star. Flanders was previously the Regents’ vice president of workforce development.

Flanders has been with the board of regents since 2008 where he worked to align Kansas higher education with the needs of the workforce.

Flanders told the Topeka Capital Journal that he aims to make higher education more attainable in Kansas and maintain affordable postsecondary options for students.

K-State alum joins Governor’s Council on Fitness

K-State 2005 alum Wyatt Thompson was appointed to the Governor’s Council on Fitness by Kansas Health and Environment Secretary Susan Mosier, according to the Little Apple Post.

The council advises the Governor on ways to improve the lives of Kansans through the promotion of physical activity, good dietary choices and prevention of tobacco use.

Thompson will begin a three-year term starting in 2015. He is currently employed at Manhattan Parks and Recreation as a park planner.

“Wyatt will do a fantastic job representing the interests of our community and the overall needs of our state in the area of promoting healthy lifestyles,” Eddie Eastes, Manhattan Parks and Recreation director, said to the Post. “We’ll be very interested in what the Governor’s Council on Fitness develops that can benefit the citizen of Manhattan.”