Session Law

Identifying Information:L. 2001 ch. 219
Other Identifying Information:2001 House Concurrent Resolution 5023
Tax Type:Other
Brief Description:A Concurrent Resolution celebrating the 100th anniversary of the authorizationof Fort Hays State University by the State of Kansas.
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CHAPTER 219

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION No. 5023


A Concurrent Resolution celebrating the 100th anniversary of the authorization

of Fort Hays State University by the State of Kansas.

WHEREAS, The Senate and House of Representatives of the United

States of America, in Congress assembled in March, 1900, passed Senate

Bill 68 which specifically identified a western branch of the Kansas State

Normal School in the grant of the Fort Hays Military Reservation to the

State of Kansas; and President William McKinley signed Senate Bill 68

on March 28, 1900; and

WHEREAS, The Fort Hays Military Reservation was accepted by the

Kansas Legislature through House Joint Resolution No. 1 on February

7, 1901; and Senate Bill 511, which was approved by Governor W.E.

Stanley on February 26, 1901, established a branch of the State Normal

School on the Fort Hays Military Reservation; and

WHEREAS, The Western Branch of the Kansas State Normal School

held its first classes on June 23, 1902; and

WHEREAS, The Western Branch of the Kansas State Normal School

was given a new name as Fort Hays Kansas Normal School on March 6,

1914, in recognition of its independent status as a normal school; and

WHEREAS, On February 20, 1923, the Kansas Legislature approved

a name change to Kansas State Teachers College of Hays and thus

changed the mission of the college from being a normal school to a teach-

ers college; and

WHEREAS, The Kansas Legislature approved a name change to Fort

Hays Kansas State College on March 11, 1931, in recognition of the con-

stantly expanding functions and expanded mission in western Kansas and

in recognition of its changing role to a liberal arts college; and

WHEREAS, In 1977 the Kansas Legislature approved a name change

to Fort Hays State University in recognition of the university's high quality

academic stature, multiple functions, changing mission, and ever expand-

ing role in the state, region, and nation as a university level institution;

and

WHEREAS, Fort Hays State University has continued to have its mis-

sion expanded in order to serve its constituents, has become known for

its high quality academic programs and athletics, and is known throughout

the state, nation, and internationally for its future vision of higher edu-

cation programs and planning: Now, therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of Kansas,

the Senate concurring therein: That we congratulate and commend Fort

Hays State University upon the 100th anniversary of its authorization by

the State of Kansas and for the excellence in higher education which it

has provided for the citizens of Kansas.

Adopted by the House February 22, 1999.

Adopted by the Senate

February 22, 2000.


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Date Composed: 09/25/2001 Date Modified: 09/25/2001