Mission Statement

Our mission is to foster a culture in which our student-athletes have every opportunity to reach their maximum potential academically, athletically, mentally, and socially while operating an organization that is anchored by a genuine commitment to K-State, our supporters and each other.

We Value...

At K-State, we are FAMILY. Our bond envelops our students, coaches, staff, alumni, donors and fans. The connection is constant, as we are linked from the time we are together on campus and always thereafter.

We strive to recruit students, coaches and administrators who are of the highest moral CHARACTER. We embrace DIVERSITY, push INNOVATION, and seek EXCELLENCE while emphasizing the significance of acting with HONESTY and INTEGRITY. A K-Stater understands that COLLABORATION, community ENGAGEMENT and HARD WORK lead to perseverance and success throughout life.

Strategic Priorities

  • Support Student-Athlete Success and Well-Being
  • Win Championships
  • Provide the Best Fan Experience in the Big 12
  • Foster a Positive and Inclusive Department Culture
  • Grow and Efficiently Manage Financial Resources
  • Encourage Diversity and Inclusiveness with All Student-Athletes, Coaches and Staff
  • Cultivate and Promote an Atmosphere of Compliance

K-State Athletics Strategic Plan

K-State Athletics Board of Directors

  • Gene Taylor, Director of Athletics
  • Cindy Bontrager, VP for Administration and Finance
  • Dr. Thomas Lane, Vice President for Student Life / Dean of Students
  • Linda Cook, Chief of Staff
  • Be Stoney, Faculty Athletic Representative
  • Charles Taber, Provost and Executive Vice President

President's Advisory Committee

The President's Advisory Committee on Athletics meets quarterly and provides advice and recommendations on athletics matters such as: fiscal integrity, long-range planning, compliance, equity, academic integrity, and student-welfare.

Athletics Representatives

  • Gene Taylor, Director of Athletics
  • Jill Shields, Deputy Athletics Director / Senior Woman Administrator

Faculty Representatives

  • Dr. David Biller, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Dr. Mark Haub, College of Health & Human Services
  • Julia Keen, Architectural Engineering & Construction
  • Dr. Lisa Rubin, College of Education

Alumni Members

  • Jay Heidrick [Olathe, KS]
  • Mel Kopf [Topeka, KS]
  • Bill Keller [ Pratt, KS]
  • Debbie Leckron-Miller [Council Grove, KS]
  • Frank Hernandez [Houston, TX]

Student Members

  • Jacob Lane

Foundation Representative

  • Rod Lake [Dallas, TX]