Strategic Plan

The Office of Economic Development and Community Engagement has released the 2022-2026 strategic plan!  The strategic goals of this plan are straight-forward - ensuring Accessibility to KSU and community resources, building Bridges toward sustained and mutually beneficial relationships, and instilling Confidence in collaborations and partnerships among both KSU stakeholders and community partners. Every aspect of our work will be defined by these ABC's and our office looks forward to continuing to serve both KSU and its external stakeholders. 

2022-2026 Strategic Plan
2022-2026 Strategic Plan collage graphic

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Carnegie Classification

KSU has been recognized by the Carnegie Foundation with its Community Engagement Classification. To receive this designation the Carnegie Foundation engages with institutions in a substantive process of inquiry, reflection, and self-assessment and requires thorough data collection and documentation of important aspects of institutional mission, identity and commitments, and scope of work throughout the institution connected with the community.  Receiving this designation is a prestigious honor and places KSU as part of a select group of institutions that are considered national leaders in community engagement. 

For additional information on the Carnegie Elective Classification on Community Engagement, please see

Please view the fact sheet which provides an overview of the Carnegie Elective Classification on Community Engagement and what it means for KSU.