Jayhawks Elevate

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Our Vision

To be a leading force in higher education for operational excellence, fostering an environment where continuous improvement is the cornerstone of our university’s growth and success.

What do we mean by “Continuous Improvement?”

Continuous improvement at the University of Kansas is about recognizing that our journey towards excellence is never complete.   It's an ongoing process of reflection, learning, and action, where we constantly seek to better our operations, educational environment, and community engagement. This approach is rooted in the belief that each of us, through our ideas and efforts, can contribute to meaningful and positive change. Together, we can shape a university that not only meets the standards of today but sets new benchmarks for tomorrow.

Jayhawks Elevate is a current University of Kansas initiative focused on Lawrence and Edwards campuses. 

At the University of Kansas, we are dedicated to fostering a culture of ongoing progress and excellence. While we are the central location for this endeavor, we cannot make any REAL progress without YOU! It takes us all, working to drive initiatives that enhance our university's operational efficiency, academic environment, and overall community experience.

Our mission is to identify, develop, and implement strategies that make a lasting difference throughout the university. We focus on innovations that save time, reduce costs, and generate new revenue streams, all while maintaining the highest standards of educational excellence and campus life.

We believe that the best ideas come from those who are part of our daily university life - our esteemed faculty and dedicated staff. By harnessing this collective intelligence, we aim to continuously evolve and adapt in ways that are both impactful and sustainable.

We invite you to be an active participant in this journey of improvement. Whether it's a small suggestion or a large-scale proposal, your ideas are the catalyst for positive change at the University of Kansas.

Welcome to a world of continuous innovation and making a difference every day!

Core Components of Success

  • Employee Empowerment

  • Accountability

  • Partnerships across campus

  • Improvements of all sizes