Meeting our responsibilities as a flagship university
As Kansas' flagship university, the University of Kansas has special responsibilities. These are reflected in our mission: to lift students and society by educating leaders, building healthy communities, and making discoveries that change the world.
We're in the midst of a comprehensive effort to enhance our ability to achieve this mission, and to ensure the university is ranked among the top tier of public international research universities. Through Bold Aspirations, our strategic plan, we're changing the way we prepare students for success. We're fostering research and scholarship across all disciplines. And we're sharing the benefits of a flagship university with our state and world.
On this page, you can learn more about the background of Bold Aspirations, as well as initiatives that helped form the foundation for the effort. The plan itself is located at boldaspirations.ku.edu.
To reduce administrative costs and free up resources to invest in teaching and research, we're also undertaking a comprehensive review of our operations, called Changing for Excellence. This will help us be good stewards of the scarce resources we receive from students and families, taxpayers, and donors. This site has more on the review we conducted with the university community, as well as links to the progress we're making.
All of these efforts will raise our stature in relation to our Association of American University peers. But more importantly, they help us better meet our responsibilities to our students and our society.
- Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little