Aerial of Next-Gen K-State Launch Celebration on Anderson Lawn

Next-gen K-State

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.

Introducing the Next-Gen K-State strategic plan

In July 2022, our K-State community set out on an ambitious, inclusive and comprehensive process to define our future as a "next-generation land-grant university."

More than 10,000 surveys, interviews, focus groups, listening sessions and other conversations yielded an array of thoughts, perspectives and ideas — from those that apply to the university and all those we serve, to those with narrower but still vital bearing on the colleges, units, departments or other elements of our institution.

Our values, vision and future aspirations are a direct reflection of this input, along with significant data analysis conducted alongside this year-long engagement and planning process. This plan elevates the bold ideas generated through many of these discussions — namely, opportunities that move us in a direction that is significantly different from where we have been before and deliver tremendous value to all those we serve in bold, exciting and transformative ways.

Read the full letter from President Linton and Provost Taber

Download the Next-Gen Plan (PDF)

The Land-Grant Mission: Access and Opportunity

Watch a video about our land-grant heritage and what it means to K-State to be a next-generation land-grant university.


Our Plan

Leveraging our rich history as the nation’s first operational land-grant university, we will positively impact our communities, our economy and the world through teaching, research and service.



Measures of Success

As we move forward together, we must steadfastly measure our success, recognize our accomplishments and monitor and report on our progress.