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K-State Today

March 31, 2014



Chester E. Peters lecture to focus on supporting students with psychiatric disabilities

By Patrice Scott

Dr. Belch

The student committee that selects the speaker for the College of Education's annual Chester E. Peters Lecture Series has chosen Holley Belch, professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Belch's presentation, "We Belong: Creating an Infrastructure of Campus Support for Students with Psychiatric Disabilities," will be at 10:30 a.m. on April 11 in Town Hall in the Leadership Studies Building.

Her research interests include students with disabilities and specifically psychiatric disabilities, the recruitment and retention of entry-level housing professionals, and the issues and concerns of middle managers in student affairs. The Chester E. Peters Lectures in Student Development Series was established in 1983.

Kansas State University, in cooperation with the College of Education, named the lecture series after Chet Peters in recognition of his contributions to K-State students and the student personnel profession. Since its inception, the series has hosted several prominent professionals in student affairs.

Jennifer Cherayand and Alex Wiltz, graduate students in the department of special education, counseling and student affairs, served as co-chairs of the planning committee.