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Fort Hays State / Dodge City Merger Affirmed

Associated Press - June 25, 2014 8:35 am

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The Dodge City Community College Board of Trustees wants to be clear that it supports a proposed merger with Fort Hays State University.

The trustees on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution declaring its support for the plan.

The trustees wanted to end any talk of the Dodge City school operating as a separate institution, with Fort Hays having a presence on campus.

The resolution also met a requirement from Dodge City officials that the college board affirm it would actively pursue the merger if it wanted access to $5.5 million in bonds needed for part of the project.

The merger still must be approved by Fort Hays State, the Kansas Board of Regents, the Legislature and Gov. Sam Brownback.

Associated Press information from: The Dodge City Globe

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