Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President
Welcome from Provost Taber
As the chief academic officer for Kansas State University, I live and breathe the shared ideals and core values that make K-State a vibrant and inclusive community of scholars. With 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, Global Campus, our campuses at Salina and Olathe, and our extension offices across Kansas. As K-State's academic leader, it gives me great pride to offer my own Wildcat Welcome!
Charles S. Taber
Provost and Executive Vice President
Planning for the Next-Generation Land-Grant University
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 in the Next-Gen K-State planning process!
Academic Program Review and Revitalization
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Learn more about the university initiative to develop a transparent, comprehensive academic program review process to support continuous improvement and revitalization of our academic portfolio.
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.
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.
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.
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.
KSUnite is a rallying cry that joins the entire university family together to uphold the value of human diversity and inclusion for community.
Strategic Enrollment Management
In partnership with the Huron Consulting Group, we are charting new directions to enhance enrollment, recruit and retain a talented, diverse student body, and improve overall student success at Kansas State University.