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A Message from the Dean

Janice Barrow

It is a pleasure to welcome you to the first step in exploring Kansas State University Olathe. As you navigate these webpages, we hope you will begin to get a sense of who we are as a community, an institution and, most importantly, a family.

By collaborating with industry, government and community leaders, Kansas State University established K-State Olathe as a creative hub of learning in the greater Kansas City area. Our students earn a valuable, industry-respected education from a nationally recognized university, all while developing skills to succeed in the 21st century.

As a student, you will engage in educational programs that are responsive, innovative and academically challenging. Faculty will serve as your educators and mentors, building your knowledge and helping you capitalize on career opportunities. Designed to serve working adults and full-time students, our courses are offered at flexible times to meet your needs, and student services will provide support from the time you are admitted through graduation and beyond. At K-State Olathe, students are our top priority. 

You will have the opportunity to learn from professors who are deeply involved in industry-relevant research. From animal health to food safety and more, our faculty are experts in their field of study. Students who participate in university research work to create solutions to industry challenges and have access to resources across the entire K-State network.

We invite you to visit K-State Olathe to tour our campus, meet faculty, get a feel for the student experience and learn how we can help you accelerate your career.

K-State Proud,

Janice M. Barrow, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Executive Education