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K-State Today

July 24, 2018

Rodriguez appoints search committee for two director positions

Submitted by Human Capital Services

A search committee appointed by Associate Vice President for Student Life Adrian Rodriguez has begun the national search for two positions with K-State's diversity and multicultural student affairs:

  • Director of intercultural learning and academic success 
  • Director of diversity and multicultural student life

"This is an exciting time for Kansas State University. As we seek to increase our recruitment and engagement efforts for multicultural students, we must have in place an infrastructure that will sustain these efforts," Rodriguez said. "These positions will allow us to meet these needs and to better support our diverse student populations at K-State. Moreover, these positions will allow us to create and implement a comprehensive cultural competency development effort for the university, and to further our pursuit to celebrate all members of the K-State family and the rich spirit and tradition that brings us all together as K-Staters. I am ecstatic about the future of Kansas State University."

Members of the search committee:

  • Stephanie Bannister, assistant vice president for student life, chair
  • Danielle Badgett, area coordinator for student development
  • Mirta Chavez, director of multicultural programs and services
  • Pat Hudgins, associate director of the Career Center
  • Shawna Jordan, assistant dean for student support
  • Rebeca Paz, assistant director, Office of First Generation Students
  • Kerry Priest, associate professor, Staley School of Leadership Studies
  • Madaí Rivera, academic and diversity coordinator
  • Mariya Vaughan, assistant director, academic student services
  • Caitlyn Wells, program coordinator, diversity and multicultural student affairs
  • LaBarbara Wigfall, associate professor of landscape architecture and regional & community planning
  • Zelia Wiley, assistant dean and director for diversity in the College of Agriculture
  • Spencer Wood, associate professor of sociology, Faculty Senate president
  • Makinsey McIntosh, K-State undergraduate student, SGA — director of multicultural affairs
  • Meenu Mohankumar, K-State undergraduate student, SGA — director of international affairs
  • Del'Sha Roberts, K-State undergraduate student, BSU president

Lindsey Fouquette, executive recruitment manager for Human Capital Services is serving as the executive recruiter.

The director of intercultural learning and academic success will play a key role in fostering cultural advocacy, civility, and intercultural learning, education and training development for Kansas State University. Additionally, this position will collaborate with faculty and staff to promote efforts to improve success rates for students of color and other marginalized communities.

The director of diversity and multicultural student life is responsible for promoting student engagement. This position will be responsible for providing academic and social integration opportunities for students of color and marginalized communities. Nominations and applications are now being accepted for this position.

The search committee will accept applications until Aug. 6.