Building healthy Kansas communities
The University of Kansas aspires to be a top-tier international public research university. While our aspirations are global, our mission begins right here in Kansas, where KU works to build strong Kansas communities and empower Kansans to live happy, healthy lives.
KU works for Kansans in various ways. We provide healthcare services to underserved counties, ensuring that all Kansans can get the care they need, close to home. We partner with rural entrepreneurs to help them grow their business. We monitor water levels in western Kansas and help energy companies find new ways to harvest oil and natural gas throughout the state. We train 8,000 law enforcement officers and 7,900 firefighters and first responders each year to help protect Kansas communities. And we collaborate with Kansas science teachers to develop new curriculum for students across the state.
KU is proud to work for Kansas.
Oil production, already a significant part of the Kansas economy, could expand and flourish with an improved understanding of the state’s oil reservoirs.
Matt Enyart and Kris Matthews recently spent 18 months traveling the state to train mental health professionals in Positive Behavior Support (PBS).
Growing up in Cimarron, Matt Monical spent afternoons at the soda fountain in Clark Pharmacy.
Two decades later, Monical can still be found at Clark Pharmacy, but in a very different capacity: He’s now the owner and pharmacist.
After earning his medical degree from the University of Kansas, Dr. Francisco Chacon chose to return to where he felt most needed — to Liberal, his hometown.