The corporate engagement office is in the business of connecting industry to campus. We can help companies:
- Develop employees' skills with educational programs
- Access resources to help license new technologies
- Recruit new employees
- Partner with campus researchers
- Support the university through philanthropy
Starting with the January 21, 2015, orientation, the Working With Industry Boot Camp sessions will be available to view via live video stream. Click here to view.
In October 2013, President Schulz appointed a university-wide planning task force and gave them the charge to recommend Office of Corporate Engagement strategic goals and objectives aligned with the K-State 2025 university, college/unit, and departmental plans. The Draft K-State 2025 Corporate Engagement Strategic Action Plan (pdf) includes directional goals, short-, intermediate-, and long-term outcomes, and key activities.
On April 10, 2014, President Schulz invited feedback from the entire K-State community. Please review the draft plan (pdf) and provide your feedback via email to Richard Potter, Director of the Office of Corporate Engagement. Online comments will be collected through May 31, 2014, and the plan will be finalized by the start of the fall 2014 semester.
About the office
The corporate engagement office is the university's one-stop shop to help corporations navigate university resources. Kansas State University is a land-grant university with three campuses, and we're recognized as one of the best public universities in America. Increased engagement and outreach will help the university become a top 50 public research university by 2025.
Our office matches campus experts, resources and opportunities with corporations to develop and enhance their relationships with the university. Through the corporate engagement office, you can identify and access the university's vast resources to maximize the potential for your business.
These resources include research discoveries, new technology, high-tech facilities, student and alumni talent, continuing education programs and strategic giving opportunities.
Meet our director
Richard Potter brings more than 30 years of marketing, communications and resource development experience to his position as director of the corporate engagement office. As director, he oversees the campuswide strategy for all university interactions with business and industry, matching K-State assets with the needs of corporate partners.
Prior to joining K-State, he served as vice president for development and communications with Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, formerly American Humanics, a national alliance of universities and nonprofits working to educate the next generation of nonprofit leaders. He holds a bachelor's degree in marketing from the University of Iowa and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Dubuque in Iowa.