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2025 Visionary Plan

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Our Mission, Vision, and Goals

Mission

The mission of Kansas State University is to foster excellent teaching, research, and service that develop a highly skilled and educated citizenry necessary to advancing the well-being of Kansas, the nation, and the international community. The university embraces diversity, encourages engagement, and is committed to the discovery of knowledge, the education of undergraduate and graduate students, and improvement in the quality of life and standard of living of those we serve.

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Visionary Goal

By 2025, Kansas State University will be recognized as one of the nation’s Top 50 Public Research Universities.

Thematic Goals and Common Elements

Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities, and Discovery

Create a culture of excellence that results in flourishing, sustainable, and widely recognized research, scholarly and creative activities, and discovery in a variety of disciplines and endeavors that benefit society as a whole.

Undergraduate Educational Experience

Build a connected, diverse, empowered, engaged, participatory culture of learning and excellence that promotes undergraduate student success and prepares students for their professional, community, social, and personal lives.

Graduate Scholarly Experience

Advance a culture of excellence that attracts highly talented, diverse graduate students and produces graduates recognized as outstanding in their respective professions.

Engagement, Extension, Outreach, and Service

Be a national leader and model for a re-invented and transformed public research land-grant university integrating research, education, and engagement.

Faculty and Staff

Foster a work environment that encourages creativity, excellence, and high morale in faculty and staff, responds to changing needs, embraces diversity, values communication and collaboration, and is respectful, trusting, fair, and collegial for all.

Facilities and Infrastructure

Provide facilities and infrastructure that meet our evolving needs at a competitive level with our benchmark institutions and are an asset to recruit and retain quality students, faculty, researchers, and staff.

Athletics

Strengthen the interconnectivity between intercollegiate athletics and the campus community to prepare our student-athletes for success in school, in sport, and after graduation and benefit our university, community, and state.

Common Elements
  • Diversity
  • International
  • Sustainability
  • Communications and Marketing
  • External Constituents
  • Culture
  • Funding
  • Technology