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2025 Visionary Plan

Innovation and Inspiration Campaign

If you have questions or comments, or suggestions, please send an email to 2025@k-state.edu

K-State 2025 Refresh, Sept. 2019 to Sept. 2020

A university strategic plan evolves as the university adapts to changing circumstances. The K-State community is engaging in an initiative to adjust the K-State 2025 roadmap. Learn more about the effort and how you can help.

Proposed vision and visionary goal

Mission Statement

(Unchanged from statement adopted by Kansas Board of Regents Dec. 2008)

The mission of Kansas State University is to foster excellent teaching, research, and service that develop a highly skilled and educated citizenry necessary to advancing the well-being of Kansas, the nation, and the international community. The university embraces diversity, encourages engagement and is committed to the discovery of knowledge, the education of undergraduate and graduate students, and improvement in the quality of life and standard of living of those we serve.

Visionary Goal

By 2025, Kansas State University will be a premier, student-centered, public research university serving communities at home and across the globe through our land-grant mission.

Visionary Statement

Kansas State University, as a premier land-grant institution, is a public trust upon which our communities depend. We harness the power of innovative learning, discovery and engagement to transform talented people into true champions. We prepare each generation to advance society and enrich the world for those who follow. Through research, creative, and scholarly activities, we address the questions of today and solve problems for tomorrow. Our aspirations are rooted in service with the expectation our labors will ensure a prosperous and healthy future for communities at home and across the globe. As stewards of the land, air and water, we uphold the legacy of our past and commit to protecting the future.

Learn about the process and timeline

How can you engage?

Take the online survey

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Share your ideas about vision, values, and adjusting university metrics in the survey. This survey is available through December 30, 2019.

Participate in College/Major Unit Visits

This fall the annual K-State 2025 visits with the president and the provost will focus on refreshing the university strategic plan in the coming year.


2025 Update from the President and Provost, Sept. 30, 2019
Annual K-State 2025 president, provost visits, Sept. 12, 2019

K-State 2025 Refresh

  • Phase 1: Launch plan refresh

    Sept.-Dec. 2019

  • Phase 2: Explore strategic initiatives

    Oct. 2019-Feb. 2020

  • Phase 3: Announce vision and values

    Dec. 2019-Jan. 2020

  • Phase 4: Form committee and draft updated plan

    Jan.-April 2020

  • Phase 5: Collect feedback on updated plan

    April-May 2020

  • Phase 6: Roll out updated plan

    Sept. 2020