Kansas colleges and universities could be facing steep state funding cuts in 2018.
A legislative committee discussing possibilities for balancing the state budget put the Regents on notice Wednesday, asking how an 18 percent cut would affect higher education.
“This system will look very different from the one we’ve enjoyed for a long time," answered Board of Regents President Blake Flanders.
Flanders says a cut that big would be a shock to the system.
“If we’re asked about cuts at about this level of cuts we always take it seriously," Flanders says.