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76-712. Operation and management under control and supervision of state board of regents; closure, combination or merger subject to legislative authorization. Except as otherwise provided by act of the legislature, the state educational institutions are separate state agencies and state institutions and shall be controlled by and operated and managed under the supervision of the board of regents. For such control, operation, management or supervision, the board of regents may make contracts and adopt orders, policies or rules and regulations and do or perform such other acts as are authorized by law or are appropriate for such purposes, except that no state educational institution, or campus thereof, shall be closed, combined or merged with any other state educational institution, for administrative or management or other purposes, except as specifically authorized by appropriations or other act of the legislature.

History: L. 1970, ch. 371, § 2; L. 1977, ch. 237, § 25; L. 1985, ch. 302, § 1; L. 1991, ch. 272, § 22; May 2.

Cross References to Related Sections:

Kansas Constitution, article 6, §§ 2, 3.

Pilot project for acquisition of goods and services for state educational institutions under the state board of regents, exemption from provisions of 75-3737a through 75-3744 and the prison-made goods act of Kansas, see 76-769.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

Constitutionality of the NCAA's limits on financial assistance and the limitation on a student-athlete's receipt of a full Basic Educational Opportunity Grant (BEOG) considered, 25 K.L.R. 400, 410 (1977).

Attorney General's Opinions:

Management, operations, fixing of tuition, fees and charges by state educational institutions. 81-115.

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

Examinations for teachers' certifications; passing score determined by state board. 90-132.

State educational institutions; management and operation; appointment of employees; teaching personnel; concurrent service in the legislature. 92-31.

Medical student loan act; preference for rural applicants; constitutionality. 93-111.

Local historic preservation commissions; jurisdiction; subject to open meetings act. 1999-22.


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 K. 2, 4, 5, 547 P.2d 1015.

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

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