On Friday afternoon K-State president Kirk Schulz gave his state of the university speech, and proudly told those gathered of the university’s triumphs over the past year.
K-State generated a total of $27.8 million dollars and new funds, and had $121 million dollars in gift activity. Schulz praised faculty, staff, and students for their efforts during the year.
The push for becoming a top research institution was a major part of the presentation, and Schulz outlined new facilities and plans to improve university infrastructures. Some of the future infrastructure improvements include rebuilding the Purple Masque Theater, and a new Grain Science Complex.
Schulz was questioned by faculty members about the plan for moving forward with the 2025 plan, and questioned some of the vetting techniques for prioritizing research funding within the university. Schulz acknowledged the statements, and said the initial draft could be revised based on feedback from faculty and staff members.