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Phillips 66 renews support for programs across Kansas State University

Thursday, April 20, 2016


MANHATTAN — Phillips 66 has renewed its support for programs across Kansas State University with a $500,000 gift.

The company is investing in student organizations, special initiatives and general department funding within the College of Business Administration and College of Engineering. This includes the new Engineering Leadership and Innovation program, which will cross-train select engineering students with coursework from the College of Business Administration and Staley School of Leadership Studies.

Phillips 66 has also renewed its commitment to campuswide initiatives like career services, peer-led tutoring and the SHIELD Scholar Program. SHIELD, or Students Heightening Involvement in Education, Leadership and Development, provides 24 junior and senior students with $3,500 scholarships annually. Kansas State University is one of 10 universities selected by Phillips 66 to participate in the SHIELD Scholar Program.

"Phillips 66 has sought K-State graduates to join its global workforce for generations," said Tim Taylor, president of Phillips 66 and a Kansas State University alumnus. "K-State and Phillips 66 share a commitment to excellence, leadership and service. We are happy to invest in professional development and student success at a university that produces many of the graduates we hire."

"Phillips 66 offers inherent value to the Kansas State University educational experience," said Greg Willems, president and CEO of the Kansas State University Foundation. "In the midst of our $1 billion Innovation and Inspiration Campaign to advance K-State's 2025 vision, we depend on generous partners like Phillips 66 to reach our goals and promote student success."

Philanthropic contributions to Kansas State University are coordinated by the Kansas State University Foundation. The KSU Foundation was established in 1944 as the official fundraising arm of Kansas State University. It is a separate, independent entity chartered by the state of Kansas as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit education corporation. The foundation is leading Innovation and Inspiration: The Campaign for Kansas State University to raise $1 billion for student success, faculty development, facility enhancement and programmatic success.


Hayli Morrison


Kansas State University Foundation

At a glance

Phillips 66 is continuing its support of Kansas State University with a $500,000 gift.