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Looking toward the future: 2025

Division of Communications and Marketing
Kansas State University
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It's the people who know you best who realize your true potential. They know your strengths and talents, and push you to achieve your goals.

Kansas State University is no different. The faculty, staff, students and friends who comprise the university community know that K-Staters have the power to change the world. To help make our ambitious objectives a reality, President Kirk Schulz has sounded the call, challenging the university to forge ahead in becoming a Top 50 public research university by 2025.

Known as K-State 2025, this strategic initiative builds off the university's proud history as a land-grant institution, charged with making the world a better place. Over the course of 18 months, university leaders identified seven specific goals that form the foundation for K-State 2025. These goals are supported by eight common elements, informing K-State’s progress toward its goal.

"The plan builds off our collective history as a land-grant institution, describes a clear vision for 2025 and identifies strategic direction to help us get there," Schulz said. "A university strategic plan is never completed — it evolves as the university adapts to changing circumstances."

At its core, K-State 2025 is about promoting the research, experience and expertise that is already woven into the K-State fabric. Our experts are world renowned for their breakthroughs in not only traditional sciences, but also in the arts, music and more. The world is starting to take notice. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is in the process of relocating the National Bio and Agro-defense Facility in K-State’s backyard, where the university’s researchers will play a major role in keeping the nation safe from disease.

As Kansas State University moves forward in becoming a Top 50 public research university by 2025, the world will reap the benefits. No one knows the university’s perseverance in attaining its goals better than the K-State family, and that same family will make sure these goals become a reality.