K-State Announces Its NextGen Strategic Plan

Posted September 11, 2023 Kansas State University unveiled the new K-State NextGen Strategic Plan after experiencing more than a year in development. In development since July 2022, the NextGen strategic plan conducted 10,000 surveys, interviews, focus groups and listening sessions… more

Kauffman Foundation’s New Chief of Staff: Susan Klusmeier

Posted September 11, 2023 The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has hired Susan Klusmeier, Ed.D. as the new chief of staff, the nonprofit announced Friday. Klusmeier will begin her new role effective on September 18, 2023. Previously, Klusmeier worked in higher… more

KU Gateway District: A Look At The Reimagined David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium

Posted August 16, 2023 The University of Kansas unveiled plans for the Gateway District, including rendering for the new football stadium. Architectural renderings of the David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium shared Tuesday show the new updates to the athletic complex.… more

WSU and WSU Tech Contribute $1.3 billion to KS Economy, Study Says

Posted August 14, 2023 Wichita State University announced the results of its 2022 Economic Impact Study, showing its total economic impact in Kansas in 2021 reached $1.3 billion. According to the study published earlier in August, WSU and WSU Tech’s… more

KU Selects Turner Construction as Lead on Gateway Project

Posted August 8, 2023 The University of Kansas has announced Turner Construction as the selection for the construction manager in the Gateway Project and David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. In a release published Monday, KU cited Turner as the No.… more

Kauffman Foundation’s CEO Pick: DeAngela Burns-Wallace

Dr. DeAngela Burns-Wallace, a Kansas City native and former cabinet member for Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, has been named as the next CEO of the Ewing M. Kauffman Foundation. Burns-Wallace, who has worked in business, public-sector and higher education roles,… more

Federal Student Loan Interest Rates Reach 5.5%

Posted July 17, 2023 Federal student loan interest rates for the 2023-24 academic year are the highest they’ve been in at least a decade, according to a report by NerdWallet. In the 2009-10 school year, Interest rates for undergraduate direct… more

WSU Updates Engineering Program, Making Grads More Employable

Posted July 17, 2023 Wichita State University announced Monday it will update the College of Engineering in time for the fall 2023 semester, allowing grads to gain their professional license in-state or elsewhere. Based on employers' and alumni feedback, the… more

UM System Receives Largest Core Funding In History

The University of Missouri System’s four campuses will receive approximately $488 million in core funding, making it the largest funding sum for the system to date. Funding will be supported by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) which is a… more

KS House Speaker Eyes KU’s China Student Program

Following the announcement of the University of Kansas’ new program offering four-year degrees to students attending partnering schools in mainland China, Kansas House Speaker Dan Hawkins claimed the program required a “closer look” from the legislature. Hawkins's comment on the… more