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Diversity and Inclusion


The Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (VPDEIB) is a senior leader who serves as a catalyst to leverage best practices and resources across Kansas State University’s campuses to promote a culture of inclusion where individuals from all racial and ethnic identities, ages, nationalities, social and economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religious, political and ideological perspectives, and physical and mental abilities are able to thrive and be engaged.

The VPDEIB reports directly to the President and serves as the senior diversity and inclusion advisor to the President and university leadership. They serve on the President’s Cabinet and President’s Advisory Council.


Rana Johnson, Ph.D.

Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
Kansas State University
204 Anderson Hall
919 Mid-Campus Dr. North
Manhattan, KS 66506