(b) (1) One member of the state board of regents shall be a resident of each congressional district with the remaining members appointed from among all residents of Kansas, except that no two members shall reside in the same county at the time of appointment. Subsequent redistricting of congressional districts shall not disqualify any member of the state board from service for the remainder of the member's term of office.
(2) At no time shall more than five members of the state board of regents be members of the same political party.
(3) At no time shall any person who is an elected official or an officer or employee of any postsecondary educational institution be a member of the state board of regents.
(4) The first members of the state board of regents established under this section shall be appointed by the governor on or before July 1, 1999. Of such members, three shall have a term of office of four years, three shall have a term of office of three years, and three shall have a term of office of two years.
(c) The members of the state board of regents shall meet and organize annually by electing one member as chairperson, except that the governor shall designate the first chairperson of the state board from among the first members appointed.
(d) Members of the state board of regents attending meetings of the state board, or attending a subcommittee meeting thereof authorized by the state board, shall be paid compensation, subsistence allowances, mileage and other expenses as provided in K.S.A. 75-3212, and amendments thereto, for members of the legislature.
History: L. 1999, ch. 147, § 3; May 20.