Aerial of Next-Gen K-State Launch Celebration on Anderson Lawn

Next-gen K-State

Kansas State University will lead the nation as a next-generation land-grant university – setting the standard for inspiring learning, creativity, discovery and engagement that positively impacts society and transforms lives in Kansas and around the world.

Leading the nation as a next-generation land-grant university

President LintonIn September 2023, we launched into a bold new future at K-State guided by a vision of leading the nation as a next-generation land-grant university and accomplishing ten strategic imperatives by 2030. Our Next-Gen K-State strategic plan outlines how our university will transform to serve new kinds of learners, solve grand global challenges, and contribute to the economic prosperity of the state.

I invite you to learn more about how we are achieving our goals and setting the standard for what a highly engaged, people-centered, and learner-focused university can and should be.

Go ‘Cats! – President Richard Linton


Our Plan

Leveraging our rich history as the nation’s first operational land-grant university, we will positively impact our communities, our economy and the world through teaching, research and service.


10,000+ university stakeholders who participated in the planning process
$47.7 million in targeted FY23-24 investments to advance university priorities
$12 million in FY23-24 deferred maintenance investments aligned with university priorities




Next-Gen 'Cats: Operational Excellence

President Linton chats with Tara Coleman and Jeffrey Sheldon about how the community can unleash their imagination at the Sunderland Foundation Innovation Lab.