Advancement Mission

To ensure the enhancement and promotion of the mission of Kentucky State University through philanthropic support

Advancement Vision

Through one interaction at a time, placing meaning at the center of our community.

Advancement Values

To embody tradition and pride; nature, advocacy, and honor.

 Institutional Advancement

We are committed to the growth and prosperity of Kentucky State University and its programs, scholarships, facilities, academic quality, research capacity and outreach. Our team creates opportunities, builds partnerships and cultivates strong relationships with our alumni, donors, leaders, students, and University employees.

Kentucky State University Office of Institutional Advancement builds relationships and support for the university’s mission of academic leadership for the betterment of our Commonwealth and the state of our nation. Through our integrated efforts with the Alumni Association, marketing and communications,  and the KSU Foundation, we engage our many stakeholders, secure private support through a donor-centered approach, steward and manage gifts, foster community outreach and tell our story broadly to strengthen and position the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s flagship University.

The KSU Foundation is a separate nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization that accepts and manages private support for the benefit of Kentucky State University. The KSU Foundation closely partners with Institutional Advancement and the Office of the President to support the university’s strategic mission.

You will find us in Hume Hall, suite 102. Our main phone number is 502-597-6760 and you can reach us by email