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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 2025 Refresh, Sept. 2019 to Sept. 2020

A university strategic plan evolves as the university adapts to changing circumstances. During Fall 2019, a refresh effort to update the K-State 2025 plan was launched to gather suggestions for changes to the plan and to consider several new areas of strategic focus. Efforts to refresh the plan were put on hold during 2020 as the university responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. Information gathered during that effort is available to inform a new university strategic planning process to take the university beyond 2025.

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, timeline and strategic initiatives

View Feedback During the Refresh Effort

View Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Feedback and Suggestions

Read the feedback and suggestions from the online surveys, email, and fall college/major unit visits about vision, values, metrics, strategic initiatives, and priorities for change.

Read the recommendations in the “Educational Innovation” and “Online Growth” white papers. 


K-State 2025 Strategic Initiatives Update, Innovation White Papers Available for Comment, April 27, 2020
K-State 2025 Refresh: The Path Forward Feb. 6, 2020
Update from Provost Taber: K-State 2025 strategic initiative planning groups, Feb. 3, 2020
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-April 2020

  • Phase 3: Announce vision and values

    Feb.-March 2020

  • Phase 4: Form committee and draft updated plan

    April-Aug. 2020

  • Phase 5: Share updated plan for feedback and report on first ten years

    Sept.-Dec. 2020

  • Phase 6: Roll out and transition to updated plan

    Dec. 2020-Jan. 2021