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K-State Today

August 24, 2020

Card retirement celebration for Chandra Ruthstrom

Submitted by David Procter

Chandra Ruthstrom officially retired from Kansas State University on June 14 after 40 years of service.

Ruthstrom began employment with K-State in 1980 when she worked for Animal Sciences Extension. In 1983, she took a position with the 4-H state office. From 1985 to 2006, Ruthstrom served as the administrative assistant in the speech communication, theatre, and dance department. In this position, Ruthstrom served as the fiscal officer and human resources representative in the department working with all the academic subunits as well as the debate and forensic programs.

In 2006, Ruthstrom was hired as the administrative assistant/project coordinator for the newly formed Center for Engagement and Community Development where she worked with innumerable campus/community partnerships, assisted with two Carnegie Foundation community engagement classification applications, supported three campuswide engagement surveys, helped organize and host seven national Rural Grocery Summits and a multitude of other projects and programs. She received K-State's Award of Excellence and Employee of the Year Award in 2018.

In lieu of a face-to-face retirement celebration, we are asking for Ruthstrom's friends and colleagues to write cards with messages of remembrance and/or congratulations. We would like to present these cards to Chandra on Sept. 11; please submit your cards by Sept. 10. We ask that you mail these celebratory messages to:

The Center for Engagement and Community Development
324 Nichols Hall
Attention: Chandra retirement card celebration

For questions, please contact David Procter at dprocter@k-state.edu