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McNair Scholars Program


A photo of Program Director Dr. Kathleen Greene
Kathleen Greene, Ph.D.

Program Director

Dr. Greene directs TRIO programs at K-State. In addition to leading ESS, she heads the McNair Scholars Program and the Student Support Services program on the Polytechnic campus. She invests a great deal of her time serving the wider campus community, by serving on a number of committees and supporting student organizations and other groups. She is passionate about her work in supporting students and staff. Outside of work she enjoys watching football, working out, her family, friends, and church community.
 A photo of Program Manager Cheryl Rauh
Cheryl Rauh, M.A.

Program Manager

Cheryl coordinates day-to-day operations of the McNair Program, planning program curriculum, teaching and guiding students, and managing behind the scene workflows, data, assessment, and reporting. She loves working with students and engaging in a bit of sarcastic banter. Outside of McNair she's working on a Ph.D. in personal financial planning, and spends most of her free time with her husband working on their fixer-upper house and caring for their five rescue pets.
A photo of Jayla Simms

Jayla Simms, B.A.
Graduate Assistant

Jayla helps with program promotion, recruitment, and community building. She is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Couple and Family Therapy. In her free time, she enjoys baking, reading, and crafting.