Couple gives $3 million to Kansas State

Kansas State University (KSN Photo)
Kansas State University (KSN Photo)

MANHATTAN, Kansas (AP) – A couple who graduated from Kansas State has donated $3 million to the university to support a new leadership program and a welcome center.

The university announced Thursday that David and Ellie Everitt, currently of Marco Island, Fla., designated $2 million to the Leading Change Institutes and $1 million to the welcome center.

David Everitt is a Concordia native who graduated with an industrial engineering degree in 1975. His wife is a 1973 graduate who earned a degree in clothing and textiles.

The Leading Change Institutes which opens in the summer of 2015, will bring together leaders and scholars to discuss ideas for confronting global and everyday challenges.

The welcome center will provide student career services and a gathering place for students and employers. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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