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Office of the President

Allison D. Garrett President

Taking Emporia State to New Heights

Under the leadership of President, Allison Garrett, ESU has been setting new records and achieving first-ever accomplishments.

Only Public Institution in KS Named a College of Distinction


Highest Retention Rate in Emporia State's School History


Most Enrolled Graduate Students in School History


Best Fundraising Year in Emporia State's History


Lowest Student Debt of All Public Universities in KS


Highest Career Outcomes Rate On Record (4-yr avg.)


ESU Insider

Get an inside look at what's happening at Emporia State University.

The President's Cabinet

Meet university leaders in the President's Cabinet

ESU Foundation

Since 1952 the foundation has been supporting the advancement of ESU.

Diversity, Equity + Inclusion

ESU's goal is to become a model for diversity, equity and inclusion

2015-2025 Strategic Plan

The Adaptive University, ESU's strategic plan

About Emporia State

Explore Emporia State University.

Campus Sunset

New Program Incentive Plan

Emporia State University's New Program Incentive Plan provides start-up funding for new initiatives.

View the Incentive Plan.pdf

Allison D. Garrett Biography

President Garrett began her tenure as Emporia State’s 17th president January, 2016. In that time, Emporia State has gained momentum in academic programming, diversity, equity and inclusion, fundraising and new building construction.

Plumb Hall

Since founded in 1863, 17 presidents have helped shape Emporia State University.

Past ESU Presidents