About KanREN

More Than Just the Internet

KanREN At a Glance

  • Registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization
  • Self-funded – No on-going state or federal funds
  • Full financial disclosure to members
  • Governed by members
  • Facilitate group purchases, increasing vendor discounts
  • Founded in 1992, before “the Internet” as we know it existed
  • Consistently leading the nation in technology and capabilities
  • Lawrence, KS small business – member funds stay in Kansas

KanREN is an experienced, forward- thinking, member based consortium offering custom, world-class network services, innovations and support for researchers, educators, and public service institutions in the state of Kansas who require a direct, dedicated, high-capacity infrastructure when performance is imperative to success.

KanREN serves the StateNet role in the 3-tiered model for education and research entities. The 3-tiered model has been proven a cost effective, efficient and scalable solution for meeting the unique connectivity needs of education and research.


KanREN’s Mission, Vision & Values

Our Mission
KanREN provides network and related services tailored to meet the needs of research, education and other community anchor institutions in Kansas. KanREN empowers members to collaborate and advance their own missions through KanREN’s consortium-based organization and technical capabilities.

Our Vision
KanREN will be the organization through which community anchor institutions connect, collaborate, and share resources to realize the full potential of a robust statewide network. KanREN will be a trusted partner; providing services and advocacy that meet member, community and statewide needs.

Our Values
Together, as a consortium, KanREN and its members leverage infrastructure and partnerships, reducing costs and improving services.


KanREN Consortium Members

View our consortium member categories by opening each accordion.

Anchor Institutions

  • Emporia State University
  • Fort Hays Sate University
  • Johnson County Community College
  • Kansas Board of Regents
  • Kansas State University
  • Pittsburg Sate University
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Washburn University
  • Wichita State University
  • Private Colleges and Universities

  • Baker University
  • Central Christian College
  • Hesston College
  • MidAmerica Nazarene University
  • Tabor College
  • Community and Technical Colleges

  • Allen County Community College
  • Barton County Community College
  • Butler Community College
  • Cloud County Community College
  • Colby Community College
  • Cowley Community College
  • Fort Scott Community College
  • Garden City Community College
  • Highland Community College
  • Hutchinson Community College
  • Johnson County Community College
  • Neosho County Community College
  • Pratt Community College
  • Salina Area Technical College
  • Seward County Community College
  • Unified School Districts

  • Burlingame USD 454
  • Caney Valley USD 436
  • Central Heights USD 288
  • Central USD 462
  • Chapman USD 473
  • Easton USD 449
  • Flinthills USD 492
  • Fort Scott USD 234
  • Fredonia USD 484
  • Frontenac USD 249
  • Kansas School for the Deaf and the Blind
  • Keystone Learning Services USD 608
  • Marais Des Cygnes Valley USD 456
  • McLouth USD 342
  • Oskaloosa USD 341
  • Perry-Lecompton USD 343
  • Pittsburg USD 250
  • Prairie View USD 362
  • Riverside USD 114
  • SEK Education Service Center at Greenbush USD 609
  • Silver Lake USD 372
  • South Central Kansas Distance Learning Network
  • Three Lakes Educational Cooperative
  • Troy USD 429
  • Wellsville USD 289
  • West Franklin USD 287
  • Libraries

  • Kansas City Kansas Public Library
  • Lawrence Public Library
  • Linn County Library – District #2
  • Olathe Public Library
  • State Library of Kansas
  • Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library
  • Other Community Anchor Institutions

  • Bioscience & Technology Business Center
  • Bourbon County
  • City of Lawrence
  • City of Olathe
  • City of Ottawa
  • City of Pittsburg
  • Douglas County
  • Hays Medical Center
  • Health Partnership Clinic of Johnson County
  • Johnson County Government
  • Kansas Association of Elementary School Principals (KAESP)
  • Kansas Association of Secondary School Principals (KASSP)
  • Kansas Corporation Commission
  • Kansas Independent College Association
  • Kansas National Education Association
  • Kansas Office of Information Technology Services
  • Lawrence Memorial Hospital
  • Learning Forward Kansas
  • Mount Saint Scholastica
  • Olathe Medical Center
  • Pioneer Health Network
  • United School Administrators of Kansas
  • University of Kansas Endowment Association