Corporate Partnership

Phillips 66 renews support for programs across Kansas State University.

Phillips 66 has renewed its support for programs across Kansas State University with a $500,000 gift.

The company is investing in student organizations, special initiatives and general department funding within the College of Business Administration and College of Engineering. This includes the new Engineering Leadership and Innovation program, which will cross-train select engineering students with coursework from the College of Business Administration and Staley School of Leadership Studies.

Phillips 66 has also renewed its commitment to campuswide initiatives like career services, peer-led tutoring and the SHIELD Scholar Program. SHIELD, or Students Heightening Involvement in Education, Leadership and Development, provides 24 junior and senior students with $3,500 scholarships annually. K-State is one of 10 universities selected by Phillips 66 to participate in the SHIELD Scholar Program.

“Phillips 66 has sought K-State graduates to join its global workforce for generations,” said Tim Taylor, president of Phillips 66 and a Kansas State University alumnus. “K-State and Phillips 66 share a commitment to excellence, leadership and service. We are happy to invest in professional development and student success at a university that produces many of the graduates we hire.”

“Phillips 66 offers inherent value to the Kansas State University educational experience,” said Greg Willems, president and CEO of the Kansas State University Foundation. “In the midst of our $1 billion Innovation and Inspiration Campaign to advance K-State’s 2025 vision, we depend on generous partners like Phillips 66 to reach our goals and promote student success.”

To learn more about how your corporation can partner with K-State, contact Galen Bunning at 785-775-2082 or


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