HAYS, KS -- Fort Hays State University student lobbyists will meet with state legislators during the annual State Education Day on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Topeka.
State Education Day is designed to give students the opportunity to meet state legislators and voice their opinions on issues directly affecting the students of Kansas.
Approximately 60 student representatives from the six Regents universities will discuss issues with state legislators. On the agenda for discussion are issues related to the state budget crisis on higher education, tuition and the availability of financial aid.
"We're all really excited about the opportunity to express to legislators our understanding of how their decisions affect us as students," said Sabrina Jensen, director of the Office of Legislative Affairs at FHSU. "We understand the challenges the current budget crisis is creating. Our objective is to remind the legislature of the importance of higher education in the state of Kansas."
The Students' Advisory Council organizes the day's activities. The SAC serves to advise the Kansas Board of Regents and state legislators on issues regarding higher education. It is comprised of the student body presidents and legislative directors from the University of Kansas, Kansas State University, Emporia State University, Wichita State University, Fort Hays State University and Pittsburg State University.
To voice concerns or questions to the FHSU student lobbyists on State Education Day, contact Daron Jamison, chair of the Students' Advisory Council, at (785) 635-5993.