Goal 6 Strategic Map

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The Lawrence campus sprawls from Corbin Hall to the Research Circle on West Campus, out to Wakarusa Road and up to the Field Station. And the Edwards campus in Overland Park is thriving with a new building soon to be operational. It is easy to remark upon the beauty of KU and yet not realize the amazing diversity it contains: classrooms, cubicles, wet labs, Wi-Fi zones, climbing walls, art collections, library books, pipe organs, and pickled specimens. Beneath our feet and over our heads are fantastic webs of electrical cables, steam tunnels, chilled water pipes, fiber optic lines, HVAC ducts, sewers and water mains.

These things are real and important. They provide the infrastructure that makes it possible for students to study, teachers to teach, and researchers to discover. There is also another kind of infrastructure at KU: the equally complex and often opaque organizational structure that plans and manages and pays for the entire physical infrastructure.

Our strategic plan is an aggressive one — requiring significant monetary resources for full success. This enabler goal identifies important strategies to develop and enhance the needed infrastructure and resources. We will reorganize administratively and operationally to do more with less, so that we can invest in our core academic priorities. We will more effectively plan and manage the facilities on campus for long-term sustenance. And we must be visionary in order to enlist the full financial support of our alumni and friends in the comprehensive campaign.

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Why KU
  • One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
  • 26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
  • Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
  • 1 of 9 public universities with outstanding study abroad programs.
    —U.S. News & World Report
  • 46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
    —U.S. News & World Report
  • Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
    —ALA
  • $275 million in externally funded research expenditures
  • 23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times