Areas of Emphasis: Edwards Campus

  • Theme: Economic development
    Create academic programming that will serve our citizens and improve our economy.
  • Themes: Global awareness/State-wide outreach
    Promote a global perspective across the state through the Confucius Institute
  • Theme: Workforce readiness
    Serve the skill set needs of employers/working adults in greater Kansas City
  • Themes: Cutting-edge programming / Regional outreach
    Showcase KU’s best faculty through current topics offered by our Professional Edge programming.
  • Theme: Faculty/community synergy
    By teaching working professionals, faculty refresh the connections between theory and the current experiences of the field
  • Theme: Diversity
    Understand and respond to the needs of our growing student diversity
Bold Aspirations

Bold Aspirations is the strategic plan for KU, comprising individual plans for the following:

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Throwback Thursday at KU: 1970 was just one of the five years KU's debate team won the National Debate Tournament. They've also been in the final four 14 times, and qualified for the tournament for 48 consecutive years. From left to right: David Jeans, Robert McCulloh, Dr. Donn Parson (the Head Jayhawk), Jackson Harrell (assistant coach) Jeans and McCulloh won the National Debate Tournament in 1970. Kansas Debate KU History



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  • 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
  • 46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
    —U.S. News & World Report
  • Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
    —ALA
  • 23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times