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K-State Today

March 25, 2024

Campus Master Plan to kick off Tuesday with town halls; survey available now

Submitted by the Division of Facilities

The feedback phase of the Next-Gen K-State Campus Master Plan officially launches this week with the opportunity for students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members to complete an important survey and join one of several informational town halls across K-State's three campuses.

The Master Plan will provide a blueprint for transforming K-State's physical spaces. The yearlong planning process will include an in-depth evaluation and recommendation about how K-State's campuses should develop, grow and change to support the Next-Gen K-State strategic plan. The plan is expected to be finalized in 2025 for all three physical campuses. 

Survey says…
All students, faculty and staff in Manhattan, Salina and Olathe are invited to take a feedback survey now through April 8. The short survey is your opportunity to share your thoughts about K-State's campuses. 

The survey is managed by the SmithGroup, the university's master planning consultant.

Town Halls for all three campuses
The town hall meetings are an opportunity for anyone to engage with SmithGroup and campus partners about their vision for the future of K-State's physical campuses.

Town hall sessions will take place Tuesday for Manhattan, Wednesday for Salina and Thursday for Olathe.

Manhattan (in person)
Tuesday, March 26
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Alumni Center Banquet Room                          

Manhattan (virtual)
Tuesday, March 26
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Zoom meeting link

Salina (in-person)
Wednesday, March 27
3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
College Center Conference Room

Salina (virtual)
Wednesday, March 27
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Zoom meeting link

Olathe (virtual)
Thursday, March 28
4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Zoom meeting link

Master Plan website and more
In addition to the survey and town halls, the university will also gather feedback via stakeholder meetings, academic leadership interviews and focus groups. A dedicated Campus Master Plan website also has been created to keep campus and community members informed. Plan information also is available on the Office of the Vice President of Administration and Finance's strategic initiatives webpage.

"The Campus Master Plan will guide the evolution of our campus for the next seven to 10 years to ensure our facilities and infrastructure embody the mission, vision and priorities outlined in our Next-Gen K-State strategic plan," said Casey Lauer, associative vice president of facilities. "The feedback we'll receive from students, faculty, staff and the community is pivotal for shaping the future of our campuses." 

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