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Next-gen K-State

A strategic plan that builds upon our success and shapes our future as we strive to become the next-generation land-grant university.

K-State Vision and Values

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.

Planning themes

Learn more about our six planning themes, which serve as the priority areas of focus as K-State works toward becoming the next-generation land-grant university.