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September 22, 2021

K-State Salina appoints new directors to support growth in enrollment, credit and non-credit courses

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Katherine Jones, left, and Lisa Shappee have been promoted to new positions at Kansas State University Salina to support key campus operations.

Two staff members at Kansas State University Salina are being promoted as the campus prepares to become a global aerospace leader.

With enrollment growing, increased industry demand for training and additional need to support students upskilling their career competencies, a full-time instructional design and faculty support director, Lisa Shappee, and a full-time library director, Katherine Jones, have been appointed.

"Both Lisa and Katherine have excelled at providing support to students and faculty and are dedicated to growing the campus," said Alysia Starkey, CEO and dean of K-State Salina. "We are thrilled to have them serve in these full-time positions."

As the new instructional design and faculty support director, Shappee is tasked with focusing on instructional design, faculty support and course quality to ensure all programs provide students the support they need to be successful. This role will support both credit and non-credit programs and courses and support faculty using technology in the college's classrooms such as Canvas, Zoom, Teams Mediasite. Shappee has been a staff member at K-State Salina since 2011.

"I enjoy being able to help faculty provide a quality learning experience for students by being a resource for faculty, making their jobs easier and allowing them more time to focus on teaching," Shappee said.

As library director, Jones will capitalize on the work that has already started by supporting students academically both inside and outside of the classroom. The library is part of the K-State Salina Student Success Center and its mission is to provide an inclusive environment that promotes knowledge sharing and comprehensive support to help students develop the skills needed to be successful throughout college and into their careers. Jones also provides support for undergraduate research, develops library policies, is responsible for library operations and maintains online resources for faculty and students. Jones joined the campus in 2015.

"I look forward to continuing working with students and the library staff," Jones said. "The K-State Salina campus is always seeking ways to be innovative, especially with student learning. The library is an excellent place to be a source of that innovation."