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Report: University of Kansas spent $21M on consulting fees


January 21, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A recent report is criticizing the University of Kansas' previous administration for spending more than $21 million over a five-year period on consulting fees to find savings and efficiencies at its campuses.

Chancellor Douglas Girod and Provost Neeli Bendapudi defend the spending, saying the Chicago-based Huron Consulting Services, which was paid more than $9 million over five years, produced more than $51 million in savings and other benefits for the university.

Among the savings cited were $13.8 million in information technology costs and $10.4 million in purchasing...

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