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76-711. Definitions. As used in this act, unless the context otherwise requires:

(a) "State educational institution" means the university of Kansas, Kansas state university of agriculture and applied science, Wichita state university, Emporia state university, Pittsburg state university, and Fort Hays state university.

(b) "Board of regents" means the state board of regents provided for in the constitution of this state and described in article 32 of chapter 74 of Kansas Statutes Annotated and amendments thereto.

History: L. 1970, ch. 371, § 1; L. 1974, ch. 415, § 2; L. 1977, ch. 237, § 24; L. 1988, ch. 297, § 19; L. 1991, ch. 272, § 18; May 2.

Attorney General's Opinions:

Determination of entitlement; credit hour determination. 83-110.

Person covered by act; faculty of Kansas College of Technology. 89-81.

University research foundation is governmental entity under tort claims act. 95-115.


1. Physical education corporation held agent of Wichita State University; governmental immunity statute unconstitutional; liability for proprietary acts. Brown v. Wichita State University, 217 Kan.279, 283, 540 P.2d 66. Reversed and remanded as to governmental immunity, 219 Kan.2, 4, 5, 547 P.2d 1015.

2. Board of regents is an employer under public employer-employee relations act. Kansas Bd. of Regents v. Pittsburg State Univ. Chap. of K-NEA, 233 Kan.801, 811, 667 P.2d 306 (1983).

3. Cited; state university is agency of state. Hurd v. Pittsburg State University, 821 F. Supp. 1410, 1411 (1993).

4. Section mentioned in finding property tax exemption applicable; minimal and insubstantial nonexempt use discussed. In re Tax Exempt. Application of K.S.U. SE Ag. Research Center, 37 Kan. App. 2d 718, 722, 723, 157 P.3d 1 (2007).

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