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Regents give university CEOs more power to fire employees


January 22, 2021

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Leaders of six state universities in Kansas will have more flexibility in deciding to suspend or fire employees, including tenured faculty, under a temporary policy approved by the Kansas Board of Regents.

The regents said Thursday that the new policy, which will be in effect until Dec. 31, 2022, was necessary because of costs associated with the coronavirus pandemic, a reduction in state funding and declining enrollment. Last week, Gov. Laura Kelly released a budget that included a $27 million cut for higher education.

The board gave CEOs of the universities 45 days t...

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