In June 2020, the Kansas Board of Regents voted to adopt a new strategic plan for the state's public higher education system, Building a Future. This new plan seeks to help the system better serve Kansas families, Kansas businesses and the state's economic prosperity.
Building a Future attempts to continue the successes of the Board's previous plan, Foresight 2020, while also making key changes and enhancements. Its metrics are more focused, prioritizing the needs of families, businesses and the Kansas economy. It also includes promising practices, which are system and sector level initiatives designed to help drive improvement at the college and university level. The inclusion of these practices and the emphasis on societal benefits makes the Regents' plan unique nationally.