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Office of the Dean

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College of Arts and Sciences
Kansas State University
Calvin 110
Manhattan, KS 66506-1005

Email

785-532-6900
785-532-7004 fax

Deans

Dr. Amit ChakrabartiAmit Chakrabarti
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Dean

  • Chief Academic and Administrative Officer
  • Strategic and budget planning
  • Advocate for College with central administration and external constituencies, including fundraising
 

Dr. Louise BenjaminLouise Benjamin
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Email

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

  • Curriculum planning and development
  • Academic program review including summer school coordination
  • International programs coordinator
  • Budget planning
  • Academic promotion and tenure
  • Faculty Affirmative Action issues

Kimathi Choma

Kimathi Choma
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Email

Assistant Dean for Diversity, Recruitment, and Retention

  • Serve as the Diversity Point Person for the college
  • Develop and lead academic and professional activities for multicultural students, faculty, and staff
  • Coordinate college diversity activities with the dean’s office and with leaders of other academic units
  • Coordinate recruiting and retention activities of the college and assess effectiveness of these activities
  • Lead the college diversity committee in the enhancement of a diverse learning environment for the campus community
 

kristan corwinKristan Corwin
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Interim Assistant Dean of Research

  • Research facilitation, compliance, safety, instructional technology, space, renovations and infrastructure
  • Works with the Graduate School and the Agricultural Experiment Station
  • Directs the Faculty Enhancement Program
  • Serves as the college representative to the Office for the Advancement of Women in Science and Engineering
  • Directs the college-level undergraduate research and research travel program
  • Coordinates with departments on expenditures of college fee dollars to support instructional improvements

Dr. Alison WheatleyAlison Wheatley
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Email 

Assistant Dean of Students

  • Oversees advising in the college
  • Manages the academic concerns of more than 7,000 undergraduates, including academic difficulties, withdrawals, reinstatements, Academic Fresh Start and Forgiveness, SPARK, grade appeals, graduation and commencement, study abroad, and complex transfer issues
  • Represents the college on the Committee for Academic Policy and Procedure (CAPP)
  • Liaison for the Office of Student Life
   

Dean's staff

Sonya BakerSonya Baker
Email

Academic Coordinator

  • Transfer credit evaluations and validation of credit requests
  • College representative for KSIS
  • Graduation checks and applications

 

 

Noelle BloodNoelle
Email

Communications and Events Coordinator

  • Strategic messaging and media liaison
  • Event planning and coordination
  • Website management and social media coordination
  • Arts and Sciences Ambassadors staff advisor

Marion HeckAleasha McKinney
Email

Administrative Specialist

  • Assistant to the Assistant Deans
  • Administrative support for Student Services including diversity, recruitment, and retention initiatives
 

Kristi KaumpKristi Kaump
Email

Accountant II

  • Accounts payable/receivable
  • Payroll and personnel
  • Scholarship liaison for Dean’s Office/College

 

 

Aleasha McKinneyLaura Mancini
Email

Administrative Assistant

  • Assistant to Dean's Office advisors
  • Supervises student assistants
  • Manages front desk operations for Student Services
 

Annette MaggioAnnette Maggio
Email

Assistant to the Dean/Office Manager

  • Promotion and tenure, mid-tenure and faculty reappointments
  • Primary contact for department heads and central administration
  • Maintain the college’s master calendar and reappointment list
  • Maintain the dean's calendar

Julie RothAleasha McKinney
Email

Administrative Specialist

  • Provide support to the Academic Coordinator
  • Process program plan changes and answer college emails
  • Order and maintain office supplies and inventory

 

 

Chris Shumwayartsci
Email

Administrative Specialist

  • Recruitment efforts including Junior and Senior Days and K-State Celebrates
  • Assist with event planning including commencement ceremonies and student/donor events
  • Primary contact for prospective high school and transfer students

Karen SoltKaren Solt
Email

Assistant to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs/Administrative Officer

  • Course and curriculum
  • Line schedule
  • KSIS questions
 

Debbie WhiteDebbie White
Email

Budget/Fiscal Officer

  • College budget officer
  • College personnel specialist

Dedra WoydziakDedra Woydziak
Email

Accountant I

  • Manages faculty salary for the college
  • Coordinates the 50/50 agreement with Global Campus
  • Oversees the summer school budget and appointments
 

 

 

Advisors

ArtSciSherryl Allen
Email

  • Life Science
  • Pre-Nursing
  • Pre-Pharmacy
 

Gayla Adams WrightGayla Adams-Wright
Email

  • Life Science
  • Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Physical Science
  • Pre-Chiropractic Medicine
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine

 

Tami DuchTami Duch
Email

  • Open Option
  • Social Science

 

 

Nancy HabluetzelNancy Habluetzel
Email

  • Open Option
  • Social Science

 

 

Julie HuntJulie Hunt
Email

  • Open Option
  • Social Science

 

 

 

ZacZac Malcolm
Email

  • Life Science
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Pre-Medicine

KaelaKaela Urquhart
Email

  • Life Science
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Physician Assistant
  • Pre-Health Information Management
  • Pre-Respiratory Care

 

 

Savannah NultonSavannah Nulton

Email

  • Open Option
  • Social Science

 

Angelia PerryAngelia Perry
Email

  • Humanities
  • Open Option

 

 

 

MeaganMeagan Scott
Email

  • Open Option
  • Social Science

 

Student Assistants

Sydni Huxman
Madison Mackley
Mursadeez McCray
Monica Nuñez
Deja Taylor
Elise Vishnefske