At Kentucky State University, we are committed to student success, faculty and staff professional growth and development, and enriching the lives of the members of the community and the Commonwealth.  As the opening lines of our Mission Statement reflect, “Kentucky State University is a public, comprehensive, historically black land-grant university committed to the Commonwealth of Kentucky.”

We are proud of our heritage in Kentucky and we embrace our traditions of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service since our founding in 1886.  Over the years, the University “on the hill” has maintained its role as a thriving educational community with a special focus on the liberal arts.  It is within this tradition of excellence and service that we embark on our next strategic plan which will be implemented across 2020 to 2025.

As we move forward with our strategic plan, we will be guided by our shared commitment to innovation, diversity, inclusion, and sustainability.  Our new strategic plan will be the collaborative work of our campus and our community.  We believe that the strategic plan will be revolutionary and evolutionary.  With the new strategic plan, we will gain a fresh blueprint to express who we are as Kentucky State University now and for the future.