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September 5, 2017

Celebrate K-State Innovation and Economic Prosperity University designation Oct. 23

Submitted by Sarah Hancock

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Kansas State University was designated as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities in July. Stakeholders across the institution, community, state and region provided valuable input, and broad representation and input was critical to achieving designation. All are invited to a celebration from 4:30-6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, in the Tadtman Boardroom at the K-State Alumni Center.

Please register to attend and help recognize all who contributed to the rigorous self-assessment process and find out about next steps and future involvement. Formal remarks will be made around 5:15 p.m.

The IEP designation from APLU recognizes strong commitment to economic engagement. With the national designation, K-State joins 60 other public institutions across the country that are improving lives well beyond the confines of their campuses. In addition to national recognition, the designation serves as a valuable process and step toward achieving the goal of becoming a Top 50 public research university.

As part of the application process, K-State identified areas of accomplishment and strengths in economic engagement as well as a growth plan and areas of improvement. The process also included cataloging more than 300 centers, institutes and programs that affect economic engagement.

Learn more about the Innovation and Economic Prosperity Designation process and results and find the proposal and executive summary.

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