Rosa Cano

Rosa Cano

Year in school: Junior
Major: Human resources management
Hometown: Kansas City, Kansas
What is your earliest K-State memory?

My earliest K-State memory was going to Call Hall for the first time and getting Purple Pride ice cream. I’m not saying that Purple Pride ice cream is the reason I decided to attend K-State, but I was heavily influenced!

Why did you choose K-State?

I chose K-State because of the people and resources. As soon as I stepped on campus, it felt like I was a part of a big family. I love the family aspect of attending K-State. I also felt very supported and heard as a student which is why I chose K-State.

How are you involved at K-State?

I currently serve as the president of Latinas United Powerful and Educated, or LUPE. I served in previous years as treasurer for HALO, the Hispanic American Leadership Organization. I also work as a mentor in the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging office in the College of Business and am an active member of Kappa Delta Chi Sorority.

What has been your favorite K-State experience?

Some of my favorite experiences at K-State include doing outreach on behalf of HALO. Alongside Diversity Multicultural Student Affairs, one of my favorite student life experiences is when HALO organizes an annual event to engage high schools throughout Kansas with an emphasis on multicultural students. I love helping other students feel welcomed to our campus because I was in their place once.

How does K-State care for Kansans in your hometown community?

I think that K-State is doing great by continuing to create a welcoming environment on campus. Initiatives like this one, with the intention of creating and strengthening relationships with communities across Kansas, are helpful.

Why do you want to bring K-State to your community?

K-State needs the fresh perspectives and ideas that my community's representation can bring. I think it is important to support communities like mine to create opportunity and equal access to college for high achieving students from the lower socioeconomic quartile.