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K-State Today

March 29, 2021

Choma to serve as student ombudsperson

Submitted by Bryan Samuel

Following an internal search, the Student Ombudsperson Selection Committee has completed the interview process including open sessions with the candidates and students. The committee selected Kimathi Choma, assistant dean of diversity, recruitment, and retention and diversity point person for the College of Arts and Sciences to serve in this concurrent position.

As the student ombudsperson, Choma will provide guidance and direction to students regarding climate concerns, and will observe and report on trends, areas of concern, and opportunities to enhance and sustain a campus characterized by respect for all students.

In this role, Choma will provide professional-level services in support of student concerns of equity, harassment and discrimination. He will also assist the university with staying abreast of climate concerns for all student populations and ensure that students’ concerns are received, reviewed and resolved by the appropriate units.

This important position was created as one of the action steps of the President’s Action Plan for a More Inclusive K-State. Choma will begin serving as the student ombudsperson on April 1.

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