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A contribution from Westar Energy funded major renovations and equipment updates in the WSU College of Engineering’s electrical engineering lab, named the Westar Energy Lab to recognize the company’s investment.

The office of Corporate and Foundation Relations stewards relations with our corporate and foundation partners in a holistic and strategic manner. We do so by customizing relationships to match your interests and needs with the appropriate academic area.

Keith Pickus

Keith Pickus, Ph.D.

WSU Foundation Vice President

Phone: 316-978-7791



As the Innovation Campus takes shape, now is an opportune time to collaborate with Wichita State University. Private enterprises can draw on the technical expertise of WSU faculty and researchers to develop innovative solutions to spur growth and productivity. By engaging students, they provide valuable experiential learning opportunities through internships and hands-on research projects, helping to prepare them for successful careers.

Corporate Partners

Great Plains Ventures honors founder with gift to WSU’s engineering education facility: Learn More

Ennovar partners with Social Networking Technology on jobs project for WSU students: Learn More

Airbus will locate major engineering center on WSU's Innovation Campus: Learn More

Koch entities pledge $11.25 million for Wichita State: Learn More

ZE PowerGroup donates software to Koch Global Trading Center at Wichita State: Learn More

Westar Energy investment helps WSU expand electrical engineering lab: Learn More


Faculty and students at Wichita State engage in a variety of initiatives, projects and research that may align with the funding priorities of private foundations across the country. The office for Corporate and Foundation Relations can help faculty identify funding opportunities and submit appropriate grant applications.

Foundation Partners | Success Stories

Kansas Health Foundation grant will help strengthen neighborhoods near WSU campus: Learn More

Bloomfield Foundation pledges $2.5 million for engineering innovation chair: Learn More

Osher Foundation’s scholarship program for WSU adult learners gets $1 million gift: Learn More

Center for Community Support and Research receives $98,175 Kansas Health Foundation grant: Learn More

Rudd Foundation gives $150,000 to Koch Global Trading Center: Learn More