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HRHeather Reed

Heather 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 is a native Kansan from a family of K-Staters, who spent many years teaching in western Kansas. She completed her Masters in Counseling at Fort Hays University and went on to serve as Department Head of the Counseling Department at Garden City High School and as a participant 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 and the Critical Incident Response Team where she leads crisis responses involving students. She supervises the student life unit that includes the Center for Advocacy, Response and Education (CARE), the LGBT Resource Center, the Office of Student Life, Fraternity and Sorority Life and the Office of Student Activities and Services. She is an advisor to the Student Governing Association, working closely with student leaders. Her passions include supporting students in achieving academic and personal success as well as enhancing their K-State experience through extracurricular activities.

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

Scott JonesSJ

Scott is the Associate of Student Life and Director of Non-Violence Programs. 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. 

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.

ATAndrew Thompson

Andy is the Assistant Dean and Assistant Director of Student Life. His role in the office includes serving as the chair of the Early Assessment and Reporting Committee, advisor to the Student Review Board, and liaison with the College of Arts and Sciences.

Prior to his work in the Office of Student Life, Andy spent his career in the department of Housing and Dining Services at K-State as the Residence Life Coordinator of Marlatt Hall.  Andy earned his Master's of Education in Counselor Education from Clemson University and his Bachelor's of Science in Recreation Administration from Eastern Illinois University. Throughout his career he has enjoyed working with students on a variety of issues and helping them navigate the university experience. ​

His professional interests include helping students find success in their academics and personal life, collaboration across the university for student success, and helping students find their passion at the university.

Sarah WebbSW

Sarah is the Assistant Dean and Assistant Director of Student Life. Webb hails from Colorado but has made many places, including Kansas, her home over the years.  After finishing her undergraduate degree at K-State, Webb moved to Austin, TX where she worked for an international study abroad company recruiting students from all over the United States, and managing over 100 unique academic programs in Spain and Costa Rica. In her role as a program manager Sarah worked closely with international consulates and consular officials to coordinate immigration compliance, and organized and conducted pre-departure orientation presentations for departing students before going to Spain herself to live and work full time. Eventually Sarah returned to the states to complete her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy at K-State and has acquired research experience, and clinical skills through her work in community mental health.

Sarah’s professional interests include at-risk population retention, student financial literacy and education, and crisis management. Sarah continually aspires to facilitate opportunities for students to develop and employ their strengths to achieve success in their academic and personal lives.


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