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KSU Foundation named top employer by DiversityJobs.com

KSU Foundation named top employer by DiversityJobs.comKSU Foundation has been named a top employer by DiversityJobs.com; recognizing the foundation’s dedication and commitment to building a diverse workforce and culture. As a DiversityJobs top employer for 2020, KSU Foundation has demonstrated it values diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is consistent in reaching out to hire from all diverse groups so the most qualified candidates can rise to the top of their careers.

The KSU Foundation joins employers such as Apple, Cabela’s and the PGA Tour, as well as non-profit organizations such as the American Academy of Family Physicians, National Geographic and Kansas State University as DiversityJobs top inclusive organizations.

"Being named as a DiversityJobs top employer is a significant point of pride for the KSU Foundation. Our organization is committed to investing in and benefiting from the broadest experience and expertise that a diverse culture cultivates," said Greg Willems, president and CEO of the KSU Foundation. “Our inclusive culture advances both the people of the Foundation and those we serve, and it is key to boldly advancing Kansas State University.”

Last year, foundation leadership created an inclusion council to provide recommendations that further develop the team on issues of diversity and inclusion. The Talent and Culture team also partners with colleagues from across the organization to recruit among diverse populations.

"As an organization, we pursue extraordinary outcomes for the university we serve, and attracting diverse talent ultimately raises the quality of our collective work," said Jill Trego, vice president of culture and engagement of the KSU Foundation. “Beyond attracting talent who bring varied life experience, we seek to welcome each new hire into the K-State family. We work to build a culture that offers a pinnacle career experience and fosters a sense of belonging.”

DiversityJobs.com is a long-time national leader in connecting diverse job seekers with employment opportunities and is a member of the JustJobs.com extensive network of online job search resources, job fairs and smart work strategies for employees and employers.

As Kansas State University’s strategic partner for philanthropy, the KSU Foundation inspires and guides philanthropy toward university priorities to boldly advance K-State family. The foundation is leading Innovation and Inspiration: The Campaign for Kansas State University to raise $1.4 billion for student success, faculty development, facility enhancement and programmatic success. 

KSU Foundation named top employer by DiversityJobs.com