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June 28, 2021

Search committee appointed for Morrison family associate vice president for student well-being position

Submitted by Division of Student Life

A search committee appointed by Thomas Lane, vice president for student life, has begun a national search for Kansas State University's first Morrison family associate vice president for student well-being.

The Morrison family associate vice president for student well-being provides strategic leadership for initiatives that enhance the K-State student experience by promoting well-being. The position oversees and provides leadership for a dynamic portfolio encompassing Lafene Health Center, Recreational Services, Counseling and Psychological Services, Cats' Cupboard, Powercat Financial, Student Access Center and the Morrison Family Center for Student Well-being. This role collaborates with the Division of Student Life and other university partners to develop and deliver programs and services to enhance the university student body's academic, social, emotional and overall success.

The position promotes holistic student well-being, ensuring the unit's mission, vision and values align to divisional and institutional priorities. In addition, the Morrison family associate vice president for student well-being serves as a university advocate championing well-being as a critical component of social, academic and intellectual life on campus and promoting a university culture of overall health and wellness. A key responsibility for this position is to cultivate a strategic vision for the Morrison Family Center for Student Well-being group and lead the implementation of strategies to achieve that vision in partnership with campus constituencies.

"The Division of Student Life is committed to championing students' holistic well-being," Lane said. "The Morrison family associate vice president for student well-being will be a key member of the Student Life leadership team and will help improve our capacity to positively impact students and foster a culture of health and well-being at K-State. I'm tremendously grateful for the generous gift from Charlie and Debbie Morrison that's enabled us to move forward in strengthening K-State's commitment to our students' well-being."

Search committee members:

  • Kerri Keller, executive director, Career Center, chair.
  • Corey Williamson, executive director, K-State Student Union.
  • Stephanie Bannister, assistant vice provost for student success.
  • Megan Maransani, assistant director, fitness and wellness, Recreational Services.
  • Kari Morgan, teaching associate professor, Department of Applied Human Sciences.
  • Chris Bowman, health educator, Lafene Health Center.
  • Kait Long, administrator of student programs, Staley School of Leadership Studies.
  • Debbie Morrison, K-State alumna.
  • Connor Gorrell, WellCat Ambassador, junior in life science and pre-medicine.
  • Joshua Diazdeleon, SGA Basic Needs director, junior in elementary education.

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

To learn more about this role visit careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/510905/. The search committee will accept applications until July 26.

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