Dear K-State Family,
Kansas State University has embarked on a visionary mission — by 2025, K-State will be recognized as one of the nation’s top 50 public research universities. For the past several years, K-State faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of the university have been working hard to move K-State forward along the benchmarks used to measure the university’s progress in reaching that goal.
Achieving our goals will not be easy and will take many years of hard work. We’ll meet challenges along the way, requiring new ideas, new plans, new resources and new ways of doing things. Adapting to a changing funding model while ensuring an affordable, outstanding educational experience for our students is just one challenge. Public institutions in our state and throughout the country face declining public funding support. Less than 20 percent of K-State’s operating budget now comes from the state. The remainder of the budget comes from three sources: tuition, grants and contracts, and private philanthropic support.
Innovation and Inspiration: The Campaign for Kansas State University will raise $1 billion to advance K-State. The campaign is fundamental to the university’s research, creative, academic, infrastructure, outreach, extension and engagement efforts in support of the 2025 strategic plan. Together we can ensure that K-State’s long tradition as a public research university is preserved and enhanced to a top 50 level nationally.
Richard B. Myers
April C. Mason
Provost and Senior Vice President