A gift from Greg and Mamie Case is helping tomorrow's risk management leaders.
Through the Innovation and Inspiration Campaign, we will raise $100 million for the College of Agriculture to advance us toward our 2025 goals and to benefit four areas: student success, faculty development, facility enhancement and an excellence fund to support new and emerging needs.
The student experience at K-State and in the College of Agriculture can be enhanced through scholarships, diversity, study-abroad experiences and support for extracurricular activities, all of which are key components of K-State’s 2025 goals.
The heart of any academic program is its faculty. The quality of our faculty will directly determine the quality of our educational, research and outreach programs. This campaign will substantially strengthen our ability to recruit and retain outstanding faculty and give them the tools they need to thrive. A central vehicle for faculty support is the creation of more endowed chairs and professorships — prestigious positions that provide continuous funding for faculty members’ teaching, graduate student work, research, outreach and activities tied to industry. Having remarkable faculty raises the level of our programs long term and is a necessity for being a top 50 public research university.
The College of Agriculture is experiencing record-breaking enrollment. Most of our student education takes place in labs, and we don’t have the space to accommodate our growing enrollment. Our faculty has become more successful in acquiring grants, requiring them to have more space to accommodate student assistants and technicians. To advance, we must have state-of-the-art facilities to accommodate more students and the faculty’s increased research needs.
Excellence funds give the dean and department heads flexibility to take advantage of opportunities as they arise or to address emerging needs. They allow the dean to advance teaching, research and outreach. Your gifts provide the resources to launch new fields of study and leverage the research strengths developed already. Excellence funds seed intellectual property and technology transfer activities and support faculty and students who present their research at national and international venues.
Learning occurs outside of the classroom as well as inside. The College of Agriculture encourages and facilitates students getting experiences that will enhance their education and prepare them for successful careers. Your support for programs such as the Center for Risk Management Education and Research and the various competitive judging teams provide students experiences that lead to opportunities for success.