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Welcome to the College of Human Ecology

In a world focused on things, we focus first on PEOPLE.

We want to welcome you to the College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University, whether you are a prospective student, a current K-Stater, a parent or someone who needs expertise we can provide. The mission of the college is to discover, disseminate and apply knowledge to meet basic human needs and improve the human condition.

What is human ecology?

It's about us. Humans. What we need to be physically and emotionally healthy. How we care for our children, our elders, our families. How we design our living and working spaces. How we feed and clothe ourselves. How we gather and celebrate. How we keep our bodies healthy and strong. Basically, anything that helps people lead better lives is human ecology. It's a varied field with a rich history and a fantastic future.

College News

  • October 15, 2018

    Moxley awarded Lifetime Achievement Award from APLU

    Virginia Moxley, former dean and professor emeritus of the College of Human Ecology, was awarded the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The Lifetime Achievement Award honors a nationally-recognized leader who has a significant history of promoting and advancing the human sciences in higher education. Moxley began her […]

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  • October 10, 2018

    Seay named President-Elect of the Financial Planning Association

    Martin Seay has been elected by the Financial Planning Association’s board of directors as the 2019 FPA President-Elect for a one-year term beginning January 2019. He will serve as president in 2020 and conclude his leadership role as chair in 2021. "FPA represents the present and future of the financial planning profession through its focus […]

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