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Where to Give

 It's an exciting time to support Wichita State as the university embarks on its first comprehensive campaign in over 25 years. Major priorities are on the horizon, but these priorities rely largely on private donations.

"The Barton School has a long history of producing highly successful and driven graduates. In a new facility on the Innovation Campus, we will be even better placed to encourage the interplay of ideas that will help our students become the entrepreneurs, innovators and critical thinkers shaping our new economy."

- Anand Desai,  Dean W. Frank Barton School of Business

Current University Priorities:

IT TAKES A VISION: New home of the W. Frank Barton School of Business

There's no better place in Kansas for a business student to get the hands-on learning they need to compete in the job market than the W. Frank Barton School of Business.  That's because the Barton School at Wichita State University is in the heart of a metropolitan area with unparalleled opportunities for work experience and a business community eager to provide it. 

So when they graduate, these students leave ready to work -- to take on challenges, deliver solutions and exceed expectations. That's the Barton Edge - an educational vision that brings students, faculty, and business together to create an applied learning experience in our region.


A new facility that provides the collaborative setting that students require to prepare them for today's careers will enhance our ability to attract the best students and keep them in the region after graduation. This $56 million facility is the top priority in the WSU Foundation's Shock the World campaign, with half of the funds to be raised privately.

University Funds $28 million + Private Funds $28 million = $56 million construction project

With advanced technology, inviting space for creative collisions and a high-profile presence on the WSU Innovation Campus, this facility will be a hub of business-driven activity:

  • Students will engage in applied learning and professional development
  • Businesses will connect with students and faculty
  • Faculty will collaborate with business partners on industry-focused work

    As our world grows increasingly complex, the Barton School must keep pace, by providing career-ready graduates to enhance business competitiveness, drive entrepreneurship and inspire innovation.  Join us by making a gift or pledge to this project.

GIVE TODAY: New Business School Building