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K-State Today

April 20, 2021

University and Fort Riley renew partnership

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

Kansas State University President Richard Myers and Fort Riley Maj. Gen. D.A. Sims recently renewed the 12-year partnership between the two institutions. The central aim of this public-to-public partnership is to mutually support each institution's unique missions through collaboration and intellectual and cultural sharing.

The focus of the partnership is to support the 1st Infantry Division's Victory Wellness Program, the Big Red One Year of Honor professional development program and other quality of life efforts. K-State is expanding its academic student internships in public service with Fort Riley's Garrison activities and is assisting in many human services offered to local military.

"We have had major growth in K-State's work in local, regional and national military/veterans affairs," said Art DeGroat, Colonel H. Duane Saunders executive director of military and veterans affairs for K-State. "Our enduring partnership with the U.S. Army's 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley Garrison remains our keystone for outreach, education and research needed to improve the quality of life and service of these great people." 

Many innovative programs and activities have been created that support the military mission of readiness, operations and maintaining a high quality of life and resilience for military-connected people. The university benefits from research, outreach assistance and educational opportunities to serve the large military community at Fort Riley.

Additional information on the partnership is available on the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs website.