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Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President
108 Anderson Hall
919 Mid-Campus Drive North
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-6224
785-532-6507 (fax) 

Fred Burrack

Fred Burrack

Director, Assessment

226 Anderson Hall
785-532-5712
fburrack@k-state.edu

Selected Areas of Responsibility
  • Student Learning/Student Experience Assessment

Lynn Carlin

Lynn Carlin

Special Assistant to the Provost

108 Anderson Hall 
785-532-7434
lcarlin@k-state.edu

Selected Areas of Responsibility
  • K-State 2025 strategic planning/reporting 
  • Institutional special projects/initiatives coordination and management
  • Executive-level staff support and coordination 
  • Communications from the provost
  • Administrative planning and policy and procedures analysis/review/development
  • University Handbook/Department Head Manual maintenance/updates
  • Committee Handbook

Kelli Cox

Kelli Cox

Director, Planning and Analysis

226 Anderson Hall
785-532-5712
kellicox@k-state.edu

Selected Areas of Responsibility
  • Institutional Reporting
  • Program Review

Steven Dandaneau

Steven Dandaneau

Vice Provost of Undergraduate Studies

103 Leadership Studies
785-532-1097
dandaneau@k-state.edu

Selected Areas of Responsibility

Ruth Dyer

Ruth Dyer

Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

108 Anderson Hall
785-532-6224
rdyer@k-state.edu

Selected Areas of Responsibility
  • Academic policies, planning, and program development
  • Board of Regents, inter-institutional contacts
  • Curriculum
  • Institutional special projects/initiatives coordination and management
  • Commencement
  • Dual career
  • Academic departmental documents, promotion and tenure, sabbatical requests and reports
  • K-State Advancement of Women in Science and Engineering (KAWSE)

Jana Fallin

Jana Fallin

Director, Teaching and Learning Center

1800 Claflin Road, Suite 200
785-532-7828
jfallin@k-state.edu

Selected Areas of Responsibility
  • Teaching and learning best practices
  • Events and professional development programs
  • Assessment of teachers

Dr. Myra Gordon

Myra Gordon

Associate Provost, Office of Diversity

224 Anderson Hall
785-532-6276
mygordon@k-state.edu

Selected Areas of Responsibility
  • Diversity and multicultural programs
  • Outreach and advocacy
  • Diversity enhancement strategies, plans, and reporting

Dr. Brian Niehoff

Brian Niehoff

Associate Provost, Institutional Effectiveness

202 Anderson Hall
785-532-4797
niehoff@k-state.edu

Selected Areas of Responsibility
  • Assessment
  • Accreditation
  • Institutional program reviews
  • Institutional research and reports
  • University Distinguished Professors
  • Faculty awards and recognition
  • Faculty/academic administrators development and mentoring
  • General use and technology classrooms
  • Reporting units include Assessment, Planning and Analysis, and the Teaching and Learning Center 

Dr. David Procter

David Procter

Director, Center for Engagement and Community Development

202 Ahearn Field house
785-532-6868
dprocter@k-state.edu

Selected Areas of Responsibility
  • Oversight of expanded outreach and engagement through campus and community partnerships

Marcelo Sabates

Marcelo Sabates

Associate Provost
Office of International Programs
English Language Program
International Student Center

304 Fairchild Hall
785-532-5990
sabates@k-state.edu

Selected Areas of Responsibility
  • International student services
  • International student recruitment
  • Study Abroad/English Language Program
  • International outreach
  • Events and lecture series

Ken Stafford

Ken Stafford

Vice Provost, Information Technology Services

2323 Anderson Ave. Ste. 401
785-532-6520
kens@k-state.edu

Selected Areas of Responsibility

Mary Hale Tolar

Mary Hale Tolar

Director, Associate Professor
Staley School of Leadership Studies

103 Leadership Studies Building
785-532-6085
mtolar@k-state.edu

Selected Areas of Responsibility
  • Staley School of Leadership Studies
  • Service learning

Provost Office Staff

Craig Bourne

Craig Bourne

Executive Assistant

108 Anderson Hall
785-532-6224
cbourne@k-state.edu

Selected Areas of Responsibility
  • Staff support and calendar/scheduling coordination and management for the Provost
  • Office coordination and management
  • Deans council support
  • Human resources support, including all personnel actions requiring Provost approval, executive searches, and conflict of interest and consulting requests
  • Managing the Provost's inbox
  • Maintaining record files

Sandra Brase

Sandra Brase

Program Assistant

108 Anderson Hall
785-532-2265
sbrase@k-state.edu

Selected Areas of Responsibility
  • K-State 2025 strategic planning and reporting
  • Program and Projects Coordination and Support
  • Deans Council Support
  • Committee management support, including the University Committee Handbook
  • Communications support, including Provost Office website
  • University Handbook and Department/Unit Head Manual support

Michelle Langvardt

Michelle Langvardt

Administrative Assistant

116 Anderson Hall
785-532-6439
mlr9988@k-state.edu

Selected Areas of Responsibility
  • Staff support and calendar/schedule management for Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
  • Staff support to the Provost, as needed
  • University events coordination, including the All University Awards Ceremony, the University Leadership Retreat, and Newly Promoted/Tenured Faculty Reception
  • Commencement
  • Human resources support, including promotion and tenure, sabbatical requests and reports, and academic departmental documents

Gail Zeak

Gail Zeak

Budget/Fiscal Officer

226 Anderson Hall
785-532-4841
gaill@k-state.edu

Selected Areas of Responsibility
  • Staff support and calendar/schedule management for Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness
  • Administrative support to Office of Planning and Analysis, Office of Assessment, and University Distinguished Professors
  • Events coordination including Provost lectures, new department head orientation meetings, and First Tuesday Roundtables
  • Academic awards administration
  • Budget execution and reporting for Provost office
  • Human resources support for the Provost Office, including time and leave reporting and on-boarding