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K-State Today

April 9, 2014

Harlan, Hopper, Reed receive promotions

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

Three Kansas State University student life administrators have received promotions this year.

Bill Harlan was promoted from interim director of the student activities and services office to director in March. Harlan had been the assistant director for the office for many years prior to his appointment as interim director.

Harlan received his bachelor's degree in agribusiness in 2001 and a master's degree in secondary education in 2006, both from Kansas State University. He has been employed with the university's student life office since 2003.

Ben Hopper, program adviser for the Union Program Council at the K-State Student Union, will start his new position as the director of Greek affairs on April 7.

Hopper received his bachelor's degree in agricultural communications and journalism with minors in political science and agricultural economics in 2002 and a master's degree in college student development with an emphasis in higher education administration in 2009, both from Kansas State University. He has worked as program adviser at K-State since 2004.

In January, Heather Reed was promoted to assistant vice president in the student life office. This position is in addition to her role as associate dean and the director of the student life office. She oversees the Women's Center and the LGBT Resource Center as well as serves as the administrator in charge of Greek affairs and the student activities and services office.

Reed received a bachelor's degree in music education from Saint Mary's of the Plains College in 1978 and a master's degree in counseling from Fort Hays State University in 1990. She has worked in K-State's student life office since 2004 and taught as an adjunct instructor for Leadership Studies from 2005-2011.

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