Pilots Program Staff


Rebeca Paz,Director
101 Holton Hall

The Director of the Pilots program is responsible for leading the professional staff and managing day to day operations of the program. The Director also works closely with the different departments that teach Pilots courses, as well as coordinates recruitment strategies to meet enrollment targets. The Director oversees the coordination of both June and spring enrollment.

Caroline Jones

Caroline Jones, Advisor/Counselor
101 Holton Hall

The Pilots Program advisors mentor students on academics, time management, and study skills. The advisors serve as liaisons to other resources on campus.

Study Lab

All Pilots students are enrolled in EDSEC 050 Pilots Study Lab/Writing Lab. Shay Dodson oversees the lab, instructs students, trains and supervises 25 Peer Assistants and Graduate Assistants who tutor students in a variety of freshman-level courses.

Shay Dodson, Lab Coordinator/Instructor
116 Bluemont Hall
785-532-6403 (Study Lab Phone)

Kara Warren, Graduate Assistant
116 Bluemont Hall

Kara Warren is the Graduate Assistant for the Pilots Program. Kara is working on a Master of Science degree in College Student Development / Academic Advising.


K-State faculty and instructors who teach course sections specifically for the Pilots Program.

Dale Hawkinson, Math Instructor, 101F Holton Hall, dph@math.ksu.edu

Peer Assistants 

The Pilots Program employs exceptional upperclassmen who are trained to help Pilots students understand class material and develop study skills.