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K-State Today

April 24, 2018

President Myers presents new communication tool

Submitted by President Richard Myers

K-State President Richard Myers has created a new video series, Minutes with Myers, to host unique conversations that are central to the university's values. Minutes with Myers will discuss some of the most relevant topics in higher education with K-State experts.

The first episode features discussion about diversity and inclusion with Bryan Samuel, chief diversity and inclusion officer, and Adrian Rodriguez, associate vice president for student life, diversity and multicultural student affairs, in front of the Beach Museum's "Fronteras/Frontiers" exhibition. The exhibit, which closed April 12, explored the complexity of cultural, political and physical borders through the work of two nationally recognized artists, Artemio Rodriguez and Fidencio Fifield-Perez.

In the video, Myers explains how the Beach provides a unique collegial atmosphere, where people can look at one object and have diverse opinions. He says that students not only learn about the object that they are discussing but about each other. 

Kansas State University recently hired Samuel, who started in March, and Rodriguez, who started in December 2017 and they are working together to strengthen the university and the KSUnite movement. Watch the video to hear where each of these influential Kansas State University leaders think the university is headed and how K-Staters can improve the family atmosphere to help all students succeed.

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