As we countdown the days left in 2019 and look to start anew in 2020 officials at state universities across Kansas are looking at what the new legislative could hold in store for higher-ed funding in the coming year. In his monthly appearance on the KRPS’s Crimson and Gold Connection, Pittsburg State President Steve Scott says that this fall semester has kept him busy. According to Scott one of his, “main jobs is to be on the road meeting with donors and supporters” of the university. That’s in addition to keeping a pulse of what’s going on in Topeka has Governor Laura Kelly crafts her budget that will be released this upcoming January.
On Tuesday December 3, the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts will celebrate 5-years of performances, speeches and Broadway productions visiting Southeast Kansas. The annual Holiday Extravaganza will take place with a performance by the Southeast Kansas Symphony Orchestra in addition to the Bells of the Balkans and the Pittsburg High School Choir. President Scott spoke about the impact that the Bicknell Center has made, not only at Pittsburg State but Southeast Kansas as a whole. He believes that the Center has fulfilled its promise of bringing ‘transformational experiences’ for Pittsburg State students both today and for years to come.