Phillips 66 continues support for Kansas State University with $500,000 gift
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
MANHATTAN — Phillips 66 has made a gift of $500,000 to Kansas State University to benefit the College of Engineering, the College of Business Administration, the SHIELD Scholar program and a variety of programs across the campus.
The gift will support departments, faculty fellowships and student scholarships, as well as student professional organizations, programs promoting diversity at the university and the Kansas State University Center for Sustainable Energy.
Phillips 66 selected Kansas State University as one of 10 universities in the nation to participate in the SHIELD Scholar program. SHIELD stands for Students Heightening Involvement in Education, Leadership and Development.
"As an energy manufacturing and logistics company, Phillips 66 believes education powers our global economic future," said Tim Taylor, executive vice president of commercial, marketing, transportation and business development at Phillips 66, and the company's executive liaison to Kansas State University. Taylor is also a K-State alumnus.
"Phillips 66 is extremely proud of the K-State graduates who work in our company," Taylor said. "They bring a wealth of knowledge and breadth of experience that continues to create a lasting impact on our business of providing energy and improving lives."
"K-State and Phillips 66 share a commitment to excellence, leadership and service," said Kirk Schulz, university president. "Their support and commitment to our university have helped develop outstanding student leaders, aid impactful student and faculty research in sustainability, and provide resources to drive us toward our goal of being a Top 50 public research university by 2025."
Philanthropic contributions to Kansas State University are coordinated by the Kansas State University Foundation. The foundation staff works with university partners to build lifelong relationships with alumni, friends, faculty, staff and students through involvement and investment in the university.