In February 2010, the university launched an ambitious planning initiative with the visionary goal to be recognized as a Top 50 Public Research University by 2025. Building on our collective history as a public land-grant institution, we embarked on a planning process that was inclusive and exciting. With broad involvement, K-Staters worked together to craft our future.
During the summer 2011, eight key university metrics were identified to benchmark and measure our progress to becoming a Top 50 Public Research University. Seven theme areas with goals, associated action plans, and expected outcomes were defined, as well as eight common elements spanning all theme areas.
This strategic plan and vision define us not only as a great place for students, but also as a modern land-grant university valuing and integrating research, education, and engagement on behalf of our communities, state, nation, and society. It expresses our desire to pursue a culture of excellence in all we do. As a living plan, K-State 2025 serves as a guide for our decision-making and priority setting.