Football. Basketball. Volleyball. Faculty and staff. What do these entities have in common? At Kansas State University, they're all hard-working, stand-out champions that value teamwork. Our employees are not "employees," but family, and a high-achieving one at that. In fact, more than 60 of our faculty have been named University Distinguished Professors — the highest honor the university can bestow on an educator, and more than 75 have been appointed as endowed chairs and professors. The honors our faculty have racked up are truly outstanding.
No matter your role at K-State, hard work is always acknowledged. Each year, the University Support Staff Senate chooses numerous Employees of the Year, Meritorious Service Award recipients and, of course Award of Excellence winners. The K-State Award of Excellence for University Support Staff was established to recognize exemplary contributions from staff exhibiting integrity, commitment and a dedication to K-State values. Recognition comes from the top down, as well. The university president selects staff members to honor with the annual President's Award of Excellence for Unclassified Professionals.
There is no shortage of pride and acknowledgement for the expert educators and researchers at K-State. When you consider the abundance of accomplishment and passion exhibited by these faculty and staff, the honor seems only fitting.
That's the #WildcatWay.