About the Board

By law, Washburn University is governed by a nine member Board of Regents. The Governor and the Mayor of the city of Topeka each appoint three members. One is the Mayor or a member of the city’s governing body. The Shawnee County Commission and the Kansas Board of Regents each appoint one member. The Kansas Regents’ appointee serves a one year term; all other members serve staggered four year terms.

Gubernatorial Appointees:

Shelly Buhler, Vice Chair
Craig Hulse
Angel Romero

Mayoral Appointees:

18th State Senate District
19th State Senate District
20th State Senate District

Jennifer Sourk

John Dietrick

County Commission Appointee:

Terry Beck, Chair


Michael Padilla

Kansas Regent Appointee:

Allen Schmidt

Washburn University is also coordinated by the Kansas Board of Regents.

Upcoming Meeting Dates

Thursday, June 23 - 2:30 p.m. - Audit Committee, Memorial Union, Kansas Room

Thursday, June 23 - 3:00 p.m. - Budget/Finance Committee, Memorial Union, Kansas Room

Thursday, June 23 - 4:00 p.m. - Memorial Union, Kansas Room

Thursday, September 15 - 4:00 p.m. - Public Rate and Budget Hearings - Memorial Union, Kansas Room

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