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Vice President for Student Life

Vice President for Student Life
Kansas State University
122 Anderson Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-0102

800-432-8270 toll free
785-532-6108 fax

About the Division of Student Life

The Division of Student Life is committed to the philosophy of "Putting Students First."

The Vice President for Student Life/Dean of Students enhances the K-State student experience by providing important recruitment and retention functions for the University community and supports students in their academic, personal, and professional development.

The division includes a variety of departments, programs, and resources that promote student success both inside and outside of the classroom.


Student Life programs will advocate, support, and prepare students to achieve academic success while maximizing their personal and professional potential as we become a top 50 public research institution.

Mission Statement

The Division of Student Life promotes student success through opportunities for student involvement experiences to strengthen personal and academic growth, leadership, professional development, and community engagement.

  1. Promote academic success to support and enhance student persistence
  2. Support students through advocacy and development of the whole student
  3. Provide opportunities for students to develop through an active and diverse student experience
  4. Challenge students to think globally and develop awareness, acceptance, and appreciation of personal and cultural differences
  5. Provide programs, environments, and facilities that are conducive to student learning and success

Division of Student Life Highlights

K-State Housing and Dining Services was recognized for regional and national achievements at the 2013 Upper Midwest Region–Association of College and University Housing Officers conference.
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K-State Student Union program adviser Ben Hopper was awarded the 2012 National Association for Campus Activities Central Regional Conference Markley Award.
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Mary Molt, assistant director of housing and dining services, has been named a recipient of a 2012 Silver Plate Award from the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association, or IFMA. A Silver Plate recognizes outstanding achievement and innovation in the industry.
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Powercat Financial Counseling was recognized as a model program by the United State's White House during a Summit on Financial Capability and Empowerment.  
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More division highlights.

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