Overland Park & Leawood

Foundation donates $4 million to Kansas State University

Updated: 2013-11-01T00:37:26Z

A foundation named for a Johnson County couple is donating $4 million to Kansas State University to help expand and renovate the building that houses the College of Architecture, Planning & Design.

The foundation is named for Victor and Helen Regnier. Victor Regnier, who died in 2000, was a longtime homebuilder and developer in Johnson County.

Besides going toward $75 million in improvements at Seaton Hall and Seaton Court, a portion of the gift will be used to establish a lecture series.

One of the Regniers’ children, Victor, graduated from Kansas State and now is an architecture professor at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

The Associated Press

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