Office of Student Life Staff

Heather Reed

Heather M. Reed is the Assistant Vice President of Student Life, Senior Associate Dean, and Director of the Office of Student Life. Her career  has focused on teaching and counseling with an emphasis on managing student crises and problems.

Heather M ReedHeather is a native Kansan from a family of K-Staters, who spent many years teaching in western Kansas. She completed her Masters in Counseling and went on to serve as Department Head of the Counseling Department at Garden City High School and to participate on the USD 457 Crisis Response Team. These experiences have provided a foundation that has enhanced her work in student life.

At K-State she serves as the chair of the Crisis Management Team, the Critical Incident Response Team and assists with parent, student and faculty orientations.  Heather is an adjunct instructor for the School of Leadership Studies and enjoys interacting with students in and out of the classroom.

Her professional interests include crisis management, campus safety and the coordination of campus support services. 

Scott Jones

is the Assistant Dean and Assistant Director of Student Life. He has nearly 20 years of experience working with students and student groups within student affairs.  Scott has been at K-State since 1999 serving in a variety of roles including Assistant Dean of Student Life, Assistant Director of Student Life, Director of Greek Affairs and Interim Fraternity Advisor.  Scott H Jones

Prior to K-State Scott served as Residence Hall Director, International House Director, Area Coordinator, and Assistant Director of Residential Life at Oregon State University and Program and Activities Advisor at the University of South Dakota.  

Scott has a Master's of Education in Student Personnel Administration from Oregon State University.  He has a demonstrated passion for working with students and families in crisis and came to K-State specifically for that purpose.

His professional interests include building the capacity of students by better understanding self-efficacy, emotional intelligence, resiliency and other student retention-related topics.


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