Strengthening K-State and the Kansas economy

K-State Office Park brings corporate and technical partners to campus, creating opportunities and economic growth

By Allie Lousch

“K-State Office Park allows us to partner with the university and entrepreneurial-minded faculty, students and industry. From here, we can collaborate with researchers and industry. K-State Office Park puts us in the middle of diverse academic resources.”
— Dr. Kelly Lechtenberg ’87, owner, Veterinary and Biomedical Research Center, Inc.


What is the K-State Office Park?

K-State Office Park has one mission: to strengthen and advance Kansas State University. It is KSU Foundation’s master-planned, commercial office environment adjacent to K-State’s main campus. K-State Office Park provides state-of-the-art accommodations for partners who enhance academics and research on campus, contribute industry expertise, promote regional and international collaborations, and align with the university’s land-grant mission.

K-State Office Park is where cutting-edge innovation develops among campus and diverse industry partners.

How does the K-State Office Park advance Kansas State University?

Each partner tenant supports at least one of three initiatives: to enhance educational experience at K-State, support research and instruction innovations, and serve as a technical supplier to the university. Partner tenants:

Who are the partner tenants?

What are the benefits of the K-State Office Park?

What is planned for the future of the K-State Office Park?

 

“I’ve been an intern with Garmin at the office park for a little over a year and work on aviation displays. Having the opportunity to work a part-time job like this during the school year is incredible. It’s the best part-time job I could have and gives me real-world experience working remotely with my team in Olathe, Kansas. By working here the semester before my summer internship, I was already up-to-speed on the work and that’s contributed to my long-term professional growth. I’ve accepted a full-time job with Garmin in their Phoenix, Arizona, office.” — Nils Peterson, senior, computer science

“An office at K-State Office Park is the ideal way to engage with students, faculty, extension and the community. Topcon Ag has additionally engaged (K-State) biological and agricultural engineering, agronomy and the unmanned aircraft systems team at K-State Polytechnic.” — Brian Sorbe, vice president of product solutions and IoT business development, Topcon Agriculture.

“K-State Office Park allows us to partner with the university and entrepreneurial-minded faculty, students and industry. From here, we can collaborate with researchers and industry. K-State Office Park puts us in the middle of diverse academic resources.” — Dr. Kelly Lechtenberg ’87, owner, Veterinary and Biomedical Research Center, Inc.

 “We host interior design students to meet with design professionals at K-State Office Park and in our Steelcase headquarters. Scott Rice Office Works has sponsored the interior design annual symposium and one of my colleagues is on the interior design advisory board.” — Ron Burns, vice president of sales, Scott Rice Office Works.

 

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K-State Office Park

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