Who we are

K-State First and its programs are made possible by the support of administrators, staff, and faculty members from across campus. K-State First has 60 First-Year Seminar faculty, 16 Lead Instructors in the CAT Communities, and over 100 GPS Guides. The K-State First Director and staff (listed below) work closely with a Student Advisory Council and campus-wide advisory workgroup as well as committees focused on communication, research and assessment, KSBN, faculty development, and overall strategic planning.


Dr. Gregory Eiselein
Director of K-State First
Professor of English and Coffman University Distinguished Teaching Scholar
(785) 532-0386

Dr. Emily Lehning
Senior Advisor to K-State First
Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Director of New Student Services 
(785) 532-6237

Lauren Edelman
Assistant Coordinator for K-State First
(785) 532-6237

Crystal Lenz
Learning Assistant Coordinator for K-State First
(785) 532-2161