FHSU-DCCC merger met with local support


By The Hays Daily News

A proposed merger between Fort Hays State University and Dodge City Community College received another shot in the arm last week.

The Dodge City Commission and Ford County Commission both approved resolutions for the merger to proceed, showing the Kansas Board of Regents it had local support.

The proposal is to form an "industry-education" partnership between FHSU and DC3, which would be called the Institute of Applied Technology.

DC3's board voted unanimously in March to approve the partnership, which would give academic control of DC3 to FHSU and the regents, which oversees the state's public higher education system.

The Institute of Applied Technology on the Dodge City campus would feature three academic units — a lower division college containing the existing programs of DC3, an upper division college that offers baccalaureate degrees and a technical institute, featuring corporate sponsors.

The proposal must be approved by the regents, as well as the Kansas Legislature and Gov. Sam Brownback.

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