Faculty Forum on Diversity

Diversity Summit with Former NFL player, Kevin Lockett 
September 19, 2009, Place K-State Student Union Ballroom

The College of Arts and Science Diversity Program will be offering a Diversity Student-Directed Summit to incoming College of Arts and Sciences students. This will provide students with information about the many support groups and organizations on campus and information on resources to benefit transitions into college life. The event will take place at the beginning of next semester on September 13.

We have the great honor to welcome Kevin Lockett as a keynote speaker. Lockett is a former Kansas State University All-American wide receiver for the varsity football team and graduated with his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the College of Business Administration. Lockett is also a former National Football League wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs, Washington Redskins, Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Jets. He is currently a manager of research and policy at the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, MO.

Lockett and his wife Cheryl established the Lock-ett Up Foundation Excellence in Leadership, which contributes to the School of Leadership Studies and have committed $250,000 to Kansas State University. He also has established a $75,000 Lockett Family Football Scholarship, and the scholarship recipient will be an undergraduate student enrolled in any curriculum and participating in varsity football.

The Locketts have correlated with Kansas State before, creating three $1,000 scholarships awarded to a multicultural student, a student athlete and a student enrolled in the College of Business Administration. Also, the Locketts have contributed to K-State Libraries to help fund acquisition materials for children’s literature and have created the Lock-ett Up Foundation Academic Learning Center in Hale Library.

The summit will provide an opportunity for interactions, entertainment, and valuable information on a wide array of useful resources, including contacts and opportunities, awards, scholarships and fellowships, as well as an overview of the benefits of a diversified student body in the College of Arts and Sciences.