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2025 Visionary Plan

Innovation and Inspiration Campaign

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Planning Teams and Community Engagement

Steering Committee

The Strategic Enrollment Management Steering Committee is working with the Huron Consulting Team to confirm the overall goals and objectives of the initiative, provide insights related to the project, discuss findings and recommendations, remove obstacles, establish consensus around recommendations, and promote buy-in of recommendations to facilitate implementation.

Steering Committee members
MemberTitle
Charles TaberProject Sponsor and Co-Chair
Provost and Executive Vice President
Pat BoscoProject Sponsor and Co-Chair
Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
Lynn CarlinProject Coordinator
Special Assistant to the Provost and Senior Vice President
Ethan EricksonProject Coordinator
Assistant Vice President for Budget Planning
Stephanie BannisterAssistant Vice President for Student Life
John BuckwalterDean of College of Human Ecology
Grant ChapmanInterim Associate Provost for International Programs
Gary ClarkSenior Associate Dean, College of Engineering
Tim de NobleDean of College of Architecture, Planning and Design
Greg EiseleinDirector of K-State First, Professor of English, Arts and Sciences
Robert GamezDirector of Student Financial Assistance
Molly McGaugheyDirector of Undergraduate Admissions
Jeff MorrisVice President for Communications and Marketing
Brian NiehoffAssociate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness
Karen PedersenDean of K-State Global Campus
Gary PrattChief Information Officer
Adrian RodriguezAssociate Vice President for Student Life of Diversity and
Multicultural Student Affairs
Carol ShanklinDean of Graduate School
Huron Consulting Team members
MemberTitle
Peter StokesManaging Director
Rose MartinelliSenior Director
Steven SchuetzManager
Katie KovácsManager
Megan OuimetAssociate
Karlene HankoManager--Market Intelligence

Data and Information Team

The Data and Information Team provides expertise, data, and information to support the Huron Consulting Team in their assessment of K-State’s overall enterprise.

Data and Information Team members
MemberTitle
Robert AutenAssociate Registrar, Student Life
Sara BlankleyAssociate Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Student Life
Don BoggsAssociate Dean for Academic Programs, College of Agriculture
Lynn CarlinSpecial Assistant to the Provost and Senior Vice President
Grant ChapmanInterim Associate Provost for International Programs
Kimathi ChomaAssistant Dean for Diversity, Recruitment, and Retention, College of Arts and Sciences
Gary ClarkSenior Associate Dean, College of Engineering
Steven DandaneauVice Provost for Undergraduate Studies
Jan ElsasserAssistant Vice President for Student Life, Student Life Technology and Information Services
Ethan EricksonAssistant Vice President for Budget Planning
Lynn EwanowAssociate Dean, College of Architecture, Planning & Design
Bronwyn FeesAssociate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Human Ecology
Robert GamezDirector of Student Financial Assistance, Student Life
Roger SchiefereckeAssistant Dean and Director, Center for Student Success and Professional Services, College of Education
Long HuynhAssociate Dean for Enrollment Management and Marketing, Global Campus
Bente JandaAssistant Dean for Undergraduate Student Services, College of Business Administration
Emily LehningAssociate Vice President for Student Life and Director of New Student Services
Ashley MartinExecutive Director, Division of Communications and Marketing
Molly McGaugheyDirector of Admissions, Student Life
Brian NiehoffAssociate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness
Sara OpperudComputer Information Specialist, Technology and Information Services, Student Life
Scott SchlenderAcademic Services Coordinator, Graduate School
Carol ShanklinDean of the Graduate School 
David WarrenStatistical and Information Officer, Planning and Analysis

Community Engagement

Gathering the perspectives of a broad range of K-Staters is key to charting new directions. The Huron Consulting Team is meeting with administrators, faculty, staff, and students in a variety of settings.

Interview and Focus Groups to Date
Tuesday, Jan. 9
  • Campus Tour
  • International Student Resource Fair
  • International Student Workshop "Making the Most of your K-State Academic Experience"
Wednesday, Jan. 10
  • Steering Committee Kick-off Meeting
  • Richard Myers, University President
  • Pat Bosco, VP for Student Life
  • April Mason, Provost and Senior VP
Thursday, Jan. 11
  • Ethan Erickson, Assistant VP for Budget Planning
  • Greg Willems, President/Chief Executive Officer, KSU Foundation
    Greg Lohrentz, Senior VP of Operations and Finance, KSU Foundation
    John Morris, Senior VP of Development, KSU Foundation
    Lois Cox, VP for Investment/CIO, KSU Foundation
    Christi Scott, Senior Director of Compliance Services, KSU Foundation
  • Stephanie Bannister, Assistant VP for Student Life
  • Heather Mills, Facilities Planning Manager
    Loleta Sump, Director of Facilities Customer Service Desk
  • Jackie Hartman, Chief of Staff, Office of President
Friday, Jan. 12
  • Jeff Morris, VP, Communications and Marketing
    Ashley Martin, Executive Director, Communications and Marketing
  • Tim de Noble, Dean, College of Architecture, Planning & Design
  • Molly McGaughey, Director of Admissions
Tuesday, Jan. 16
  • Darren Dawson, Dean, College of Engineering
    Gary Clark, Senior Associate Dean, College of Engineering
    Craig Wanklyn, Assistant Dean, College of Engineering
  • Grant Chapman, Interim Associate Provost for International Programs
  • Steve Dandaneau, Vice Provost, Undergraduate Studies
  • John Buckwalter, Dean, College of Human Ecology
  • John Floros, Dean, College of Agriculture
    Don Boggs, Associate Dean, College of Agriculture
  • Greg Eiselein, Director of K-State First
Wednesday, Jan. 17
  • Carol Shanklin, Dean, Graduate School
  • Robert Gamez, Director of Student Financial Assistance
  • Debbie Mercer, Dean, College of Education
    Todd Goodson, Chair of Curriculum & Instruction, College of Education
    David Griffin, Assistant Dean for Diversity & Director Student Success, College of Education
  • Lynn Carlin, Special Assistant to the Provost
  • Karen Pedersen, Dean, K-State Global Campus
    Long Huynh, Associate Dean for Enrollment Management & Marketing, K-State Global Campus
Thursday, Jan. 18
  • Gary Pratt, Chief Information Officer
  • Lori Goetsch, Dean, K-State Libraries
    Mike Haddock, Associate Dean, K-State Libraries
  • Brian Niehoff, Associate Provost, Institutional Effectiveness
  • Amit Chakrabarti, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
    Kimathi Choma, Assistant Dean of Diversity, Recruitment, & Retention, College of Arts and Sciences
    Alison Wheatley, Associate Dean of Students, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Kevin Gwinner, Dean, College of Business Administration
    Eric Higgins, Associate Dean, College of Business Administration      
    Risa Langelo, Recruiting Coordinator, College of Business Administration
Friday, Jan. 19
  • Cindy Bontrager, VP, Administration and Finance
  • Adrian Rodriguez, Associate VP for Student Life of Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs
  • Emily Lehning, Associate VP for Student Life and Director of New Student Services
Monday, Jan. 22
  • Cheryl Polson, Associate Dean, Graduate School
    Carol Shanklin, Dean, Graduate School
  • College of Veterinary Medicine Group Meeting
  • Deans' Council
  • Bernard Franklin, Assistant VP, Student Life and Special Assistant to the President
  • Jan Elsasser, Assistant VP, Student Life
    Sara Opperud, IT Support Specialist, Student Life
Tuesday, Jan. 23
  • Faculty Senate Leadership Committee
  • International Programs Group Meeting
  • College of Engineering Group Meeting
  • College of APDesign Group Meeting
  • College of Agriculture Group Meeting
Wednesday, Jan. 24
  • College of Business Administration Group Meeting
  • Leadership Studies Group Meeting
  • College of Human Ecology Group Meeting
  • K-State Global Campus Group Meeting
  • Undergraduate Program Council
Thursday, Jan. 25
  • College of Education Group Meeting
  • Graduate School Group Meeting
Monday, Jan. 29
  • New Student Services Group Meeting
  • Career Center Group Meeting
  • Larry Moeder, Assoc. VP, Student Life, Admissions & Student Financial Assistance
Tuesday, Jan. 30
  • Undergraduate Admissions Group Meeting
  • Housing and Dining Group Meeting
  • Education and Personal Development Group Meeting
  • Freshman/Sophomore Student Focus Group
    Junior/Senior Student Focus Group
Wednesday, Jan. 31
  • College of Arts and Sciences Department Heads Group Meeting
    College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Office Group Meeting
  • Student Financial Assistance Group Meeting
    Registrar Office Group Meeting
  • Office of Student Life Group Meeting
    Student Access Center Group Meeting
    Center for Student Involvement Group Meeting
    Non-Traditional And Veteran Student Services Group Meeting
    Center for Advocacy, Response and Education Group Meeting
    LGBT Resource Center Group Meeting
    Office of Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs Group Meeting
  • Transfer Student Focus Group
    International Student Focus Group