Making a Difference

A look back at the fall meeting


Nearly 250 members of the KSU Foundation Board of Trustees gathered on Friday, September 7, for a day full of updates, action and celebration!

In the morning, attendees received an update on KSU Foundation’s real estate projects along the north corridor and for K-State Athletics.

President Myers presented the new budget model Kansas State University is in the process of moving toward.

K-State’s new provost, Charles Taber, and Pat Bosco, dean of student life, talked about K-State’s new strategic enrollment management plan and student-centered strategies that are key to boosting recruitment, retention and student success.

Sue Peterson, chief of government relations, led a panel on the Kansas Board of Regents’ new plan to ask for more funding from the state legislature. This Kansas initiative aims to tell the story of the importance of higher education to the prosperity of Kansas.

Over lunch, Lori Goetsch, dean of K-State Libraries, and others participated in a panel discussion to inform trustees about the May 2018 Hale Library fire, the recovery process underway and the exciting plans for this beloved and historic campus landmark and resource.

2018 KSUF Trustees Meeting: Hail! Hail! Hale! from KSU Foundation on Vimeo.



In the afternoon, trustees could attend two of four engagement suites to discuss several important efforts to boost K-State enrollment with campus staff and students and learn how they can help.

These sessions included out-of-state recruitment, retention and student success, marketing and communications strategies to attract new students, and trustees performing random acts of kindness on campus.

Click here for a list of key takeaways and follow-up tasks from the following sessions:

Out-of-state recruitment

Communications and marketing

Retention and student success

Kansas Initiative

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