President Linton with a group of K-Staters


Be part of building the next-generation land-grant university at K-State.

Engage with the Planning Process

We want to hear from you! Our Next-Gen K-State strategic planning process is designed to focus heavily on engaging all members of our K-State community.


Draft K-State Vision and Values


Building on our foundation as the nation's first operational land-grant university, Kansas State University will once again lead the way as the next-generation land-grant university – operating as a future-focused, inclusive and connected community that inspires discovery, creates prosperity, impacts society, and transforms lives within Kansas and beyond.


As we face new and increasingly complex challenges, we look to our values and principles of community as enduring and uniting hallmarks of how we fulfill our land-grant mission – both in serving all throughout the state of Kansas and impacting the world.

Our values serve as a framework for how we make decisions, how we build relationships, how we use our resources and how we innovate for the future.


We are stronger and more resilient together — cultivating enduring relationships that foster an inclusive culture of solidarity and bind our broad K-State community.


We lead with bold conviction — rising to the moment, even when the course is uncharted.


We work with purpose — compounding our collective strengths to deliver the greatest good for areas of greatest need.


We welcome all who seek to learn and grow — providing an experience that promises unconditional commitment and unlimited potential.


We are everything because of our people — striving to support, inspire and positively impact every life we touch and driving an unwavering sense of belonging across our K-State community.


We listen, adapt and challenge the status quo – pioneering change through learning and discovery that transforms lives and creates shared prosperity for all.