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2025 Visionary Plan

As K-State's 2025 strategic plan comes to a close, our strategic planning efforts continue as Next-Gen K-State. See the latest updates on the Next-Gen K-State website.

K-State Olathe Planning


  • Dan Richardson, Co-Chair, Dean & CEO, K-State Olathe
  • Royce Ann Collins, Co-Chair, Assistant Professor in Education, College of Education
  • Kathy Ankerson, Department Head, Interior Architecture & Product Design, College of Architecture, Planning and Design
  • Alok Bhandari, Director of Urban Water Institute, Dr. Robert Snell CE Alumni Professor, Department Head, Civil Engineering, College of Engineering
  • Duane Crawford, Associate Dean for Graduate School, Graduate School
  • Eric Higgins, Department Head and von Waaden Chair of Investment Management, Finance, College of Business Administration
  • Steve Higgs, Associate Vice President of Research and Research Director, Biosecurity Research Institute (BRI)
  • Stacy Hutchinson, Associate Professor in Biological & Agricultural Engineering, College of Engineering
  • Mike Kenney, Interim Department Head, Anatomy & Physiology, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Lori Kniffin, Masters Student in Counseling and Student Development, Administrative Specialist in School of Leadership Studies
  • Bradley Kramer, Ike and Letty Evans Engineering Chair, Director, Advanced Manufacturing Institute, Professor and Department Head, Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, College of Engineering
  • Dan Lekie, Director, K-State Research & Extension Johnson County, College of Agriculture
  • Jishu Shi, Associate Professor in Anatomy and Physiology, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Andrew Smith, Associate Professor in Aviation, College of Technology and Aviation
  • Scott Smith, Professor in Animal Sciences and Industry, Chair, Food Science Graduate Program, College of Agriculture
  • Jeannie Sneed, Department Head, Hospitality Management and Dietetics, College of Human Ecology
  • Stuart (Stu) Warren, Department Head, Horticulture, Forestry & Recreation Resources, College of Agriculture