WSU Innovation Campus: Public land, private business

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita State University leased a building on its campus to a new private school that began construction, hired staff and is well on its way to welcoming its first students — all without a public vote or open bidding process.

How?

WSU's Innovation Campus has become "a mindset," not a specific location, university officials said.

And that means properties across campus and beyond can be leased to the nonprofit Wichita State Innovation Alliance and then sub-leased to third parties without a public discussion or vote, which normally are required for state-owned property.

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