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Source: Kathleen Greene, 785-532-5642,
News release prepared by: Cheryl May, 785-532-6415,

Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010


MANHATTAN -- A Kansas State University administrator will speak as part of Manhattan's Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations this weekend.

Kathleen V. Greene will present "Holding Onto The Dream" at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Community MLK Celebration, Manhattan High School East Campus Auditorium, Ninth and Poyntz Ave.

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Greene has been director of K-State's Educational Supportive Services since 1994 and the McNair Scholars Program since 1996. Educational Supportive Services serves low-income and first-generation college students. The McNair Scholars Program prepares students who are low-income, first-generation college students, and/or underrepresented in higher education for graduate school.
She earned a bachelor of arts in history and political science in 1968 from Ottawa (Kan.) University, and a bachelor of science in secondary education from the University of Kansas in 1971. She earned both a master of science in educational administration in 1977 and a Ph.D. in education in 2007 from K-State.

Greene has served on the K-State Faculty Senate, the President’s Commission on Multicultural Affairs and the Women in Leadership Committee. In 1998 she was awarded the Commerce Bank Presidential Faculty/Staff Award for Distinguished Services to Minority Students.

In addition to her roles at K-State, she serves as a trustee for the Fellowship Temple Church of God in Christ and serves as a trustee and Executive Board member of the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation.