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Next-Gen K-State

Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President
Kansas State University
108 Anderson Hall
919 Mid-Campus Drive North
Manhattan, KS 66506-0110


Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President

Welcome from Interim Provost Mercer

Kansas State University is indeed a special place. I know this first hand as a student and long-standing dean. Now, I am honored to be serving my alma mater as Interim Provost. I believe in the shared ideals and core values that make K-State a vibrant and inclusive community of scholars. With over a 150-year history as Kansas's land-grant research university, we have a rich tradition of academic excellence, discovery, and leadership that serves the aspirations of our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the broader community. It is my privilege and pledge to ensure that our land grant mission, including teaching, research, extension, and community service, continues to be the touchstone for all we do. I invite you to explore the many opportunities that K-State has to offer across our nine academic colleges, the Libraries, Graduate School, our campuses at Salina and Olathe, and our extension offices in all 105 counties across Kansas. Kansas State University is indeed a “spot that I love full well!”

Debbie Mercer
Interim Provost and Executive Vice President

Provost Picks


Next-Gen K-State
Next-Gen K-State Strategic Plan

President Richard Linton has launched a new strategic planning effort: Next-Gen K-State. The new plan builds off the successes of K-State 2025 and will take us from 2023 to 2030 and beyond. Learn how you can get engaged

Academic Program Review and Revitalization
Academic Program Review and Revitalization

Learn more about the university initiative to implement a transparent, comprehensive academic program review process to support continuous improvement and revitalization of our academic portfolio.

Operational Excellence Framework: Provost Office Academic Innovation Structural Redesign
Academic Innovation Framework

Learn about the new academic innovation structural framework for the Provost Office to better support growing enrollment and accelerating academic innovation across the university.

Academic Innovation
Academic Innovation Fund

Learn more about the new Academic Innovation Fund (AIF) to invest up to $1 million in new academic programs, including microcredentials in the FY24 year. 

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K-State Core

Learn more about the Fall 2024 implementation of the K-State Core, our university's version of the Kansas Board of Regents' systemwide general education framework. 

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Faculty Honors

Kansas State University is home to many leading scholars. More than 60 of our faculty are or have been named University Distinguished Professors, which is a lifelong honor bestowed by the Provost on those who have made outstanding contributions to their field.

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Strategic Plan
Explore the university's five-year strategic plan for diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging: Our Lens, Our Focus, Our K-State.
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Action Plan for a More Inclusive K-State

Recent national events and #BlackAtKState bring into clear focus how much work needs to be done to address racial and social injustice issues at our university. Developing meaningful, measurable action plans will propel us forward together.

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Strategic Enrollment Management

In partnership with the Huron Consulting Group, we charted new directions to enhance enrollment, recruit and retain a talented, diverse student body, and improve overall student success at Kansas State University.

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