As the 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley and Kansas State University began the sixth year of their incredible partnership, leaders from the organizations met Oct. 2 at the post to discuss mutual goals for the future. Officials strive to serve as a model military-to-university institutional partnership, and continue to leverage their diverse cultures to develop alternate ideas. This includes improved approaches to challenges of mutual interest, focusing on the areas of professional development, quality of life, transition, family well-being and resiliency.
Officials discussed how the university was of value to the division and how the division was of use to the university. Those values are nested in areas like internships/fellowships, research, athletic relationships and education and family life programs.
During the meeting, K-State President Kirk Schulz presented Maj. Gen. Paul E. Funk II, 1st Inf. Div. and Fort Riley commanding general, with a university flag.