Feb 16, 2024

🎥Gov. Kelly delivers Landon Lecture at Kansas State University

Posted Feb 16, 2024 5:20 PM
Photo by Becky Goff
Photo by Becky Goff

MANHATTAN — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly is the featured speaker for the Landon Lecture Series at Kansas State University.

(Click below to watch a replay of the lecture)

The lecture at the Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union will help celebrate the 161st anniversary of the founding of the first land-grant university in the nation.

Kelly’s lecture will center around the health of the state of Kansas, its residents and its politics. 

Photo by Beck Goff
Photo by Beck Goff

"As the first university in Kansas to embrace the health promoting university charter, K-State is deeply committed to the health and well-being of not just its students, faculty and staff but all communities across the state," said Marshall Stewart, chair of the Landon Lecture Series, university senior vice president and chief of staff. "Having Gov. Kelly deliver this lecture will provide us with insights into ways we can create a culture that contributes to bettering our people, our places and our planet."

With a four-term tenure as a state senator and currently serving as the 48th governor of Kansas, Kelly has dedicated her career to advocating for children and families. As governor, she has collaborated with both political parties to achieve a balanced state budget, secure funding for schools, address the state’s infrastructure needs, reform the child welfare system and achieve record-breaking business investment and job creation. Kelly concluded her first term with the largest budget surplus in state history while reducing taxes for working families.

In her second term as governor, Kelly continues her efforts to make Kansas the premier place in the country to raise a family. Her focus includes expanding accessible healthcare, supporting early childhood development and ensuring prosperity reaches every corner of the state.