Kansas State University: Center for Engagement and Community Development

The Center for Engagement & Community Development connects the resources of Kansas State University with the needs, goals, & dreams of Kansans.


Kansas State University has always been proud of its land-grant heritage. Whether by welcoming students to its campus or taking university expertise to people across the state, K-State has taken seriously its mandate to make the resources of the university open & accessible to all Kansans. That is why we are excited to welcome you to the Center for Engagement and Community Development (CECD). CECD will extend & expand K-State’s historic mission of engagement & outreach. CECD is a place where university faculty & community leaders can come together to address community challenges, meet community needs, & realize community dreams through effective scholarship-based engagement. In this process, we plan to help make Kansas State University one of the truly premier land-grant universities.

Services Provided

Advocacy & Public Policy

  • Community Involvement
  • Issues Related to the Geographic Location of a Business
  • Kansas Business Issues
  • Women’s Business Issues

Business Planning

  • Census Data

Management Issues & Training

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Import & Export Assistance

  • Translation Services

Libraries & Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources


  • Student Provided Research

Office, Laboratory & Meeting Space

  • Conference/Meeting Space
  • Event Facilities
  • Incubator Space
  • Office Equipment & Furniture
  • Office Space

Economic & Property Development

  • Revitalization
  • Watershed Planning

Technical Assistance

  • Commercialization
  • Technology Transfer


  • Annual Budget
  • Bookkeeping
  • Business Plan
  • Cash Flow Projections
  • Financial Statements
  • Marketing Plan
  • Pre-Business Planning
  • Topics Related to Developing & Maintaining a Small Business
  • Hazardous Waste Generation Avoidance
  • Health & Safety Training
  • Business Management
  • International Trade

Internship Programs & Student Services

  • Web Design

Nonprofit Development

  • Board Development
  • Funds Development
  • Organizational Audits
  • Strategic Planning
  • Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Technical Services
  • Grants Management
  • Legal Ramifications
Contact Information
David Procter
324 Nichols Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
(785) 532-6808