Brighter Minds

Brighter Minds

Faculty and Staff Recruitment and Retention

At K, the faculty inspire our mission. They are responsible for what students learn in class and, in part, for how students apply that learning to provide leadership in addressing the world’s challenges. K’s teacher-scholars never stop learning. They keep pace with new advancements in their disciplines and share that knowledge with students in ways that ignite their passion for learning.

Likewise, K staff contribute to some of our students’ most transformational experiences, leading programs dedicated to student life, study abroad, career development, community engagement, environmental sustainability and athletics.

Our faculty and staff members serve as advisors, motivators, counselors, and guides for generations of K students and alumni.

By endowing faculty and staff positions, you can enable the College to recruit and retain high-caliber talent responsible for shaping the lives of K students, allow us to preserve small class sizes, enhance academic excellence and increase personalized guidance and support for students.


94% of full-time faculty hold
a Ph.D. or terminal degree

An endowed
professorship or chair
can create a new faculty
position, make an
existing position
and provide funds for
research and

Interdisciplinary Scholarship and Research

Center for Environmental Stewardship

A key component of a K education is teaching students to think critically about the human impact on the environment in which they live. A campus leader in this important work is K’s interdisciplinary Center for Environmental Stewardship, which helps prepare graduates to live and work in a global economy and respond to the unprecedented demands on the world’s natural resources.

Solving complex environmental challenges requires ideas from a broad range of disciplines. The Center for Environmental Stewardship builds on K’s successful environmental studies program and integrates campus and community efforts seeking to address issues such as energy efficiency, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and sustainable food resources.

For this work to continue, K seeks to build an endowment that can make the Center self-sustaining, ensuring it has the leadership and resources to make a lasting impact, locally and globally.