Anderson Hall at Kansas State University

The Next-Gen K-State Strategic Plan

K-State will become a new kind of land-grant university to serve a changing world and thrive in an uncharted future.


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.


We are stronger together — cultivating trust and building relationships to connect our K-State community with our state, nation and world.
We lead with bold conviction — rising to the moment, even when the course is uncharted, to deliver the greatest good for areas of greatest need.
We listen, adapt and challenge the status quo – leading change through learning and discovery that transforms lives and creates shared prosperity for all.
We welcome all who seek to learn and grow — providing an accessible, inclusive and exceptional experience that helps them achieve their potential.
We are everything because of our people — supporting, valuing and inspiring our entire K-State community and championing a culture of belonging for all.
We are committed to our future – using our resources responsibly to leave a positive, lasting legacy.

Our Plan

K-State will lead the way as a next-generation land-grant university, guided by an ambitious strategic plan designed to embrace and elevate key differentiators that make our university such a special place for so many while pushing ourselves to think and act boldly — embracing transformation as not just an idea but as an imperative.

Please view key elements of the plan below or read the full or summary strategic plan.

Download the plan summary (pdf)
Download the full plan (pdf)