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Office of Student Life
Kansas State University
201 Holton Hall
1101 Mid Campus Dr North
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-5307 fax

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Office of Student Life Staff

Andy Thompson (he, him) - Senior Associate Dean & Director of Student Life

Strengths: Arranger • Maximizer • Developer • Communication • Consistency

Health & Human Sciences  |  Education  |  Architecture Planning & Design  |  Veterinary Medicine

Andy Thompson

Andy has been director of the office since 2020, and works with students in Health and Human Sciences, Education, Artchitecture, Planning, and Design, and Veterinary Medicine. He chairs the Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT), and co-adivses the Judical Branch of the Student Governing Association who adjudicates complaints of the Student Code of Conduct.

Prior to his work in the Office of Student Life, Andy spent his career in the department of Housing and Dining Services at K-State as the Residence Life Coordinator of Marlatt Hall.  Andy earned his Master's of Education in Counselor Education from Clemson University and his Bachelor's of Science in Recreation Administration from Eastern Illinois University. Throughout his career he has enjoyed working with students on a variety of issues and helping them navigate the university experience. ​

His professional interests include helping students find success in their academics and personal life, collaboration across the university for student success, and helping students find their passion at the university.

Contact Dean Andy Thompson at: athomp@k-state.edu

Justin Frederick (he, him) - Assistant Dean and Director of Non-Traditional and Veteran Student Services

Strengths: Restorative • Context Adaptability• Arranger • Responsibility

Arts & Sciences (A-N) | Agriculture

Justin FrederickJustin's role in the office includes supervision of the CARE (Center for Advocacy, Response and Education) Office, supervision of the Veteran's Center, serving as a deputy Title IX Officer, disaster outreach and working with students in the Colleges of Agriculture and Arts and Sciences.

Prior to his work in the Office of Student Life, Justin spent his professional career in the field of Student Housing, serving in a variety of roles including Complex Director, Assistant Director and Associate Director.  Justin earned his Master's of Science in College Student Personnel from the University of Central Missouri and his Bachelor's of Science in Social Work from Pittsburg State University (KS). Justin is excited to be back home in his home state and working with students at K-State.

His professional interests include a passion for helping students overcome hurdles and assisting them in learning how to advocate for themselves. In his work he strives to keep students at the center of all the work we do. He enjoys strengthening partnerships that assure university services assist students in being successful. 

Contact Dean Justin Frederick at: frederick@k-state.edu 

Laurel Moody (she, her) - Assistant Dean

Strengths: Input • Learner • Achiever • Arranger • Relator

Arts & Sciences (O-Z)  |  Business | Engineering

Laurel MoodyLaurel is a lifelong K-Stater who began working at the university in 2010 shortly after graduating with her degree in Journalism. Laurel supervises the Student Life Coordinators, graduate student, and co-advises the judicial branch of the Student Governing Association.

Laurel was the Office Manager for the Office of Student Life from 2012 to 2016. She received her master's degree in Academic Advising in 2013, and has taken multiple classes in conflict resolution.

Laurel works with students in the College of Engineering, Business Administration, and Arts & Sciences. Her interests include providing support for students and the community after disasters, conflict resolution, academic advising, student of concern development, and working with student staff to develop competencies for the workforce.

Contact Dean Laurel Moody at: lmoody@k-state.edu

Wade M. Weber (he, his) - Assistant Dean

Strengths: Strategic • Ideation • Input • Adaptability • Activator

wade weberWade is the newest member of the Student Life Office team. He works with students from across the academic colleges to provide a wide range of support to the office team, which includes directly working with students, providing assistance to the campus community, and serving in the Dean On Call rotation. Wade is also providing support and coordination to the Vice President of Student Life for special assignments focusing on reviewing and updating university wide student life policies and procedures.

Contact Dean Wade Weber at: wweber@ksu.edu

Janelle Rieger (she, her) - Coordinator

Strengths: Input • Learner • Intellection • Individualization • Ideation

Student of Concern Contact for Arts & Sciences (O-Z), Business, Education, Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine

Contact Janelle at: jarieger@ksu.edu

Amber Shumway (she, her) - Coordinator

Strengths: Adaptability Achiever • Ideation • Arranger • Restorative 

Student of Concern Contact Arts & Sciences (A-N), Engineering, Health and Human Sciences, Architecture Planning & Design


Contact Amber at: adshumway@ksu.edu