"With the growing Latino/a population in the state of Kansas, we are acutely aware of the need to recruit and retain more students from this rich and talented population. In response to this awareness and in keeping with our land-grant mission, the university has already increased its emphasis on this segment of multicultural students. Now, with the support of the Walmart Foundation and Excelencia, we will be able to strengthen these efforts and work to produce model results. Kansas State University is very grateful for the opportunity presented by this grant award and honored to be among the inaugural cohort of recipients. I assure you, we will spare no effort to exceed expectations."
We're thrilled to receive the SEMILLAS grant, and committed to promoting Latino student success by replicating our most promising and innovative programs," said President Kirk H. Schulz, President of Kansas State University.