Chapman named associate provost for international programs
Friday, June 15, 2018
MANHATTAN — Grant Chapman will be Kansas State University's associate provost for international programs, effective July 1.
Chapman has been serving in the role as interim since Feb. 12, 2017, and he has served as assistant provost of international administration in the Office of International Programs since January 2015. He will report to the provost and work closely with K-Staters and the community on international projects.
"Grant Chapman has already been very effective in the interim position," said April Mason, provost and senior vice president. "President Myers and I appreciate his hard work in this very important position and we know that he will do a superb job in the role going forward."
Chapman will continue to promote quality undergraduate and graduate experiences for international students and an inclusive environment; work to expand international opportunities for faculty, students and academic programs; be actively involved in the recruitment and retention of high-caliber international undergraduate and graduate students; implement the university's international strategic vision; and be a strong advocate for all international dimensions of the university and more.
"I am very excited, a little humbled and extremely honored to serve Kansas State University as the associate provost for international programs," Chapman said. "K-State has a long-standing commitment toward internationalization of the university, and we have outstanding people in the Office of International Programs and throughout the university who help recruit, welcome and serve international K-Staters. My goal is to build on this strong foundation through collaboration and partnership with colleges and units across the university as well as national and international partners."
Chapman previously served as associate vice president for academic affairs and director of international programs at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri, from 2005-2015. In this role, Chapman was responsible for the operational and fiscal oversight of its international campuses — which in addition to the more than a thousand international full-time resident students, hosted several hundred U.S. education abroad students in Europe, Asia and Africa annually. He was awarded the Presidential Recognition Award in 1996 from Webster University.
Chapman also served as provost and associate professor at Ottawa University's Kansas City campus from 2003-2005, and director and assistant professor of the Office of International Programs at its Ottawa campus from 1998-1999. In 2008, he was a Fulbright scholar through the International Education Administrator Program in Japan.
He received his Juris Doctor and master's degree in public administration from Saint Louis University, and his bachelor's degree in political science, international public administration, from Oklahoma State University. Chapman has published and presented in the international education field and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Under leadership by Chapman, the Office of International Programs serves international K-Staters and is committed to providing intensive English, international research, international partnerships and education abroad opportunities. Chapman’s previous position as assistant provost will be eliminated as a cost reduction measure.