September 5, 2017
Celebrate K-State Innovation and Economic Prosperity University designation Oct. 23
Kansas State University was designated as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities in July. Stakeholders across the institution, community, state and region provided valuable input, and broad representation and input was critical to achieving designation. All are invited to a celebration from 4:30-6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, in the Tadtman Boardroom at the K-State Alumni Center.
Please register to attend and help recognize all who contributed to the rigorous self-assessment process and find out about next steps and future involvement. Formal remarks will be made around 5:15 p.m.
The IEP designation from APLU recognizes strong commitment to economic engagement. With the national designation, K-State joins 60 other public institutions across the country that are improving lives well beyond the confines of their campuses. In addition to national recognition, the designation serves as a valuable process and step toward achieving the goal of becoming a Top 50 public research university.
As part of the application process, K-State identified areas of accomplishment and strengths in economic engagement as well as a growth plan and areas of improvement. The process also included cataloging more than 300 centers, institutes and programs that affect economic engagement.