WASHBURN UNIVERSITY OF TOPEKA
                             BOARD OF REGENTS
                                  MINUTES
                             January 31, 1997
_______________________________________________________________________________

I. Chairperson Roth called the meeting to order at 6:37 p.m. in the Kansas Room of the
   Memorial Union.

II.   Present were:  Mr. Dick, Mr. Engel, Mr. Felker, Mr. Ferrell, Mr. Maag, Mrs. Parks, Mrs.
      Porter, Dr. Robinson and Mr. Roth.

It was moved and seconded to recess to Executive Session for the purpose of discussing a
personnel matter and to reconvene in open session at 6:56 p.m. in the Kansas Room of
the Memorial Union.  The Board recessed to Executive Session in the Lincoln Room.  At
6:50 p.m. the Board reconvened in open session in the Kansas Room of the Memorial
Union.  An announcement was made that the Board had been meeting in Executive
Session for the purpose of discussing a personnel matter and that no action had been
taken.

Mrs. Parks moved, and Mrs. Porter seconded, that Jerry B. Farley be appointed by the
Washburn University Board of Regents as its next President.  Motion passed unanimously.

Chairperson Roth noted that the University had scheduled a news conference to occur in
the lower level of the Memorial Union and indicated that it was his understanding that Dr.
Farley would be available to greet members of the public, Search Committee and Regents
following the news conference.

It was moved and seconded to adjourn.  The meeting adjourned at 6:59 p.m.

                                       _________________________
                                       Kenneth P. Hackler
                                       Secretary, Board of Regents





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