Making a Difference

Trustees at work: Engagement Suite success!

The spring meeting featured a new way for Trustees to get involved and make a difference through the Trustee Engagement Suites.

Trustees attended three suites that highlighted ways to get involved and action items to advance the K-State family though student recruitment, governmental advocacy and donor stewardship.

Collectively, trustees wrote 535 thank you notes to K-State donors, and captured more than 100 videos that were sent to top prospective students and generous donors through our ThankView system.

Click “continue reading” to see the results!

So far, 73 percent of donors and 71 percent of prospective students have opened their ThankViews, and we are starting to hear back from students and donors alike:

“This is one of the nicest (and coolest) gestures I’ve seen in a long time!  Wow, very thoughtful and much appreciated!” replied one donor who received a ThankView.

“I wanted to say thank you for the video from Mr. and Mrs. West… It is so sweet to experience the love and care from K-State alumni. If all things work out, I hope to have the opportunity to meet them in person,” replied one top prospective student who received a ThankView.

We will be following these projects closely through the summer and reporting more progress at the fall meeting in September.

You can download materials from these sessions here:

Student recruitment
Download the presentation (PDF), factsheet (PDF) and interest form (PDF).

Governmental advocacy
Download the handout (PDF).

Read the latest update on the Kansas legislature’s partial budget restoration for higher education.

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