President Richard Linton

Office of the President

The Office of the President guides the many endeavors of the university with a strong commitment to student access and success, teaching excellence and entrepreneurial research activity. Our leaders are united in their efforts to prepare students for the careers of tomorrow while honoring the university’s role established in 1863 as a land-grant institution.

Summer 2024 Temporary Office Relocation

Beginning the week of May 13, the President's Office, as well as several other offices located in Anderson Hall, will be temporarily relocated for the summer due to construction in Anderson Hall.

The President's Office will be located in the southeast corner of the second floor of the Business Building.

See all offices temporarily relocating


Next-Gen K-State

Learn more about K-State's new strategic plan that builds upon our success and shapes our future as we strive to become the next-generation land-grant university.


Regional Community Visits

As the nation's first operational land-grant university, we care deeply about Kansans and their communities. And there is no better way for Kansas State University to demonstrate our commitment to Kansans than through intentional visits across our state.


Our Lens, Our Focus, Our K-State

Explore the university's five-year strategic plan for diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging: Our Lens, Our Focus, Our K-State.


John Anderson

K-State's past presidents

In the years since its founding in 1863, Kansas State University has thrived under the leadership of 15 presidents.

Denison, Anderson, Waters, Jardine you'll notice a few familiar names as you browse the list of individuals who occupied the office. Read about their many contributions, all of which played a large part in making K-State the highly respected institution it is today.

Past presidents