About the Office

Mission Statement

The Office of Military and Veteran’s Affairs at Kansas State University, located in Manhattan, KS, conducts strategic institutional policy development regarding military-connected student and veteran education, and assists in military-related research and veteran outreach service programs. This office maintains external relations and partnerships with national and regional military and veteran organizations, civic communities and corporate/business entities involved in military affairs. The executive director also serves as the senior advisor to the university president, cabinet members, deans and other major stakeholders regarding this universitywide enterprise.

Operational Concept

Kansas State University operates its military and veterans' enterprises by engaging in a "whole-of-university" approach to education, research and outreach. The nine major university functions depicted below each contribute to our military enterprise in a collaborative manner to support our military-connected constituents and stakeholders.

Education Research

Vision Statement

The primary goal of K-State's Office of Military and Veterans Affairs is to continue to be recognized as one of the nation's most military-inclusive, public research land-grant university. To achieve this aspiration, K-State identified three major functional service areas:

  1. To support civil society's role in supporting national defense.
  2. To serve the military community and its members.
  3. To contribute to the role that higher education institutions play in military and veterans affairs.