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
(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.
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.
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.
View Feedback During the Refresh Effort
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.