Military Affairs Innovation Center at the K-State Office Park

About the center

innovation center outsideThe Military Affairs Innovation Center was established in August of 2016 at the new K-State Office Park in the Manhattan, Kan., Edge Collaboration District. This 1,000 square-foot executive office space enables Kansas State University to expand its impact on contemporary military and veteran-connected scholarship, research and outreach programming to help meet emerging local, state, regional and national needs. This new platform offers needed off-campus workspace and meeting spaces for six to eight practicioners and project leaders/consultants, as well as strategic access and network connections to major business and university research offices. The Military Affairs Innovation Center is funded entirely by private donation through the General Richard B. Myers Military Innovation Fund in support of the mission and work of the K-State Office of Military and Veterans Affairs.

Key clients being served

  • Kansas Governor's Military Council.
  • U.S. Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC).
  • National Endowment of the Arts "Creative Forces" program.
  • National Council on Military Transition to Education (CMTE).
  • National-level Veteran Service Organizations (VSO).
  • Critical Materials Institute, Ames Federal Lab (DoD supply chain).
  • Federal SAMSHA: Governor's Challenge Military Suicide Prevention program.
  • Mid-America Arts Alliance - Veterans Arts.
  • U.S. Department of Labor - Veteran Transition Assistance.

Current program activity

  • Next-generation land-grant military-inclusive campus.
  • Military-affiliated student success initiatives.
  • K-State-Fort Riley partnership (U.S. Army).
  • State/federal policy development for post-9/11-era veterans.
  • Technical support on post-9/11-era veterans transition assistance.
  • Military family, spouse and child resilience and well-being programs.
  • Military/veteran suicide prevention and behavioral healthcare.
  • Military economic development (workforce development and domestic defense supply chain growth).
  • Military sports, recreation and cultural arts programming.