Kansas State University


Personal Financial Planning

Message from the program director

Kristy ArchuletaSeason’s greetings!

I think it is fair to say that not only do I get to work with the best students, but also I get to work the best and most respected colleagues in our field. K-State personal financial planning, or PFP, is a leader in the fields of financial planning, financial counseling, and financial therapy, and we continue to be recognized as one of the top programs in the country. Across our all of our programs, we strive for excellence in not only teaching our students the necessary skills to succeed, but also providing our students experiences that will develop them into better professionals. Both aspects are important to help bridge the gap between education and practice.

As part of our K-State 2025 strategic plan, our goal is to progressively grow and expand the PFP undergraduate program by 2025 to meet industry demands. To help us continue to recruit the best and the brightest students, PFP faculty and staff have been working with our advisory board; Dorothy Durband, director of the School of Family Studies and Human Services; John Buckwalter, dean of the College of Human Ecology; and Dana Hunter, assistant director of development at the KSU Foundation, to develop the PFP scholarship initiative. The primary intent of this initiative is to recruit new students, who are not currently enrolled at K-State, into the major and provide financial assistance in the form of scholarships through their four years of education. This is an exciting to time in PFP as we develop and foster relationships with our alumni, friends and industry partners through their time, talent, and treasure. If you have questions or want to be a part of this initiative, do not hesitate to contact me at kristy@k-state.edu or Dana Hunter at danah@found.ksu.edu.

Our newsletter is not long enough to capture all of our students’ and faculty’s achievements, but we do highlight some. As you read the many great things that K-State PFP is doing, I hope you will find ways to reconnect, engage and support us.

Best regards,

Kristy Archuleta, program director and associate professor