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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.

Phase 4: Committees to Identify Major Goals

Scholarship, Research, Creative Activities, and Discovery

  • Mo Hosni, Co-Chair, Professor, Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
  • Beth Montelone, Co-Chair, Associate Dean/Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
  • John Blair, University Distinguished Professor, Biology
  • Elizabeth Dodd, University Distinguished Professor, English
  • Jane Garcia, Professor, Family Studies and Human Services
  • Rachel King, Junior in Communications Studies and Political Science
  • Paul Lowe, Assistant Vice President for Research/Director of PreAward Services
  • Lesa Reves, Agricultural Technician, Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital
  • Michael Smith, Ph.D. Student in Psychology
  • Chris Sorensen, Cortelyou-Rust University Distinguished Professor, Physics
  • Frank White, Professor, Plant Pathology
  • Kent Bradley, K-State Alumnus

Undergraduate Educational Experience

  • Sue Maes, Co-Chair, Dean, Division of Continuing Education
  • Mickey Ransom, Co-Chair, Professor, Agronomy
  • Gregory Eiselein, Professor, English
  • Vickey Grochowski, Administrative Specialist, Registrar’s Office
  • Keith Hohn, Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Scott Jones, Assistant Dean, Student Life
  • Morgan Miles, Junior in Business Administration, KSU Salina
  • Paul Mintner, K-State Alumnus, Masters Student in Counseling and Student Development
  • Amanda Morales, Ph.D. Student in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Mary Tolar, Director, School of Leadership Studies
  • Michael Wesch, Associate Professor, Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work
  • Sarah Works, Junior in Human Ecology and Political Science
  • Kristine Young, Assistant Provost/Professor, International Programs

Graduate Scholarly Experience

  • Gary Pierzynski, Co-Chair, Interim Dean, College of Agriculture, Director of K-State Research and Extension
  • Bruce Schultz, Co-Chair, Professor, Anatomy and Physiology
  • Michael Cates, Director, MPH Program, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Courtney George, Masters Student in Counseling and Student Development
  • Jim Guikema, Associate Vice President for Research/Associate Dean of the Graduate School
  • Junehee Kwon, Associate Professor, Hospitality Management and Dietetics
  • J.R. Love , Ph.D. Student in Counseling and Student Development
  • Randy Phebus, Professor, Animal Sciences and Industry
  • Mary Rezac, Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Martha Riddell, K-State Alumna
  • David Stone, Professor, History
  • Pam Warren, Administrative Specialist, Accounting

Faculty and Staff

  • Anand Desai, Co-Chair, Associate Dean/Associate Professor, College of Business Administration
  • Donna Potts, Co-Chair, Associate Professor, English
  • Daryl Buchholz, Associate Director, K-State Research and Extension
  • Royce Ann Collins, Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership
  • Jennifer Gehrt, Director, Human Resource Services
  • Janel Harder, Administrative Officer, College of Education
  • Matthew James, Masters Student in Industrial Engineering
  • Eric Maatta, Department Head/Professor, Chemistry
  • Brian Niehoff, Associate Provost/Professor, Provost’s Office
  • Alyson Rome, Director of Fiscal Affairs, Grants and Contracts, College of Technology and Aviation
  • David Soldan, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Audrey Mross, K-State Alumna

Facilities and Infrastructure

  • Michael Holen, Co-Chair, Dean/Professor, College of Education
  • Julia Keen, Co-Chair, Associate Professor, Architectural Engineering and Construction Science
  • Dale Billam, Plumber Senior, Facilities Building Maintenance
  • Cindy Bontrager, Assistant Vice President/Budget Planning, Budget Office
  • Robert Condia, Professor, Architecture
  • Roman Ganta, Professor, Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology
  • Loretta Johnson, Associate Professor, Biology
  • John Leslie, Department Head/Professor, Plant Pathology
  • Carissa Loehr, Senior in Interior Architecture and Product Design
  • Ken Stafford, Vice Provost for IT Services and Chief Information Officer
  • Pinakin Sukthankar, Ph.D. Student in Biochemistry

Engagement, Extension, Outreach, and Service

  • Lori Goetsch, Co-Chair, Dean/Professor, Hale Library
  • Stephanie Rolley, Co-Chair, Department Head/Professor, Landscape Architecture, Regional and Community Planning
  • Sharolyn Flaming Jackson, Instructor/Extension Specialist, K-State Research and Extension
  • Justin Kastner, Assistant Professor, Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology
  • Brad Kramer, Professor, Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
  • Matthew Lindsey, Executive Director, Kansas Campus Compact, School of Leadership Studies
  • Mauricio Montero, Ph.D. Student in Plant Pathology
  • Annie Oliver, Senior in Life Sciences
  • Paula Peters, Assistant Director/Associate Professor, K-State Research and Extension
  • David Procter, Director/Professor, Center for Engagement and Community Development
  • John Wolf, Research Technologist, Animal Sciences and Industry
  • Vickie James, K-State Alumna


  • Tim deNoble, Co-Chair, Dean/Professor, College of Architecture, Planning and Design
  • Ken Hughey, Co-Chair, Professor, Special Education, Counseling and Student Affairs
  • Mark Haub, Associate Professor, Human Nutrition
  • Ragean Hill, Program Director of Football Academic Services and Assistant Director of Student Services
  • Sam James, Senior in Mechanical Engineering and Student-Athlete
  • Connie Kissee, Library Assistant III, Hale Library
  • Melody LeHew, Associate Professor, Apparel, Textiles and Interior Design
  • Jack Sachse, Masters Student in Counseling and Student Development and Student-Athlete
  • Rachel Schafer, Advisor, Division of Continuing Education
  • Tyler Sharp, Senior in History and Mass Communications
  • Be Stoney, Associate Professor, Curriculum and Instruction
  • Barb Bachman, K-State Alumna