Dr. Kimathi Choma
Assistant Dean of Diversity, Recruitment, and Retention
Office: Calvin 107
Phone: (785) 532-6904
Dr. Choma was named the Assistant Dean of Diversity, Recruitment, and Retention in the College of Arts & Sciences in March of 2016, after serving as Interim Dean for a year and a half. Prior to his current role, Dr. Choma was in K-State College of Veterinary Medicine where he had been the director of undergraduate public health programs for Pathways to Public Health and the Master of Public Health field experience facilitator for the six years.
As Assistant Dean, Choma develops and guides the comprehensive strategy for diversity, retention, recruitment and inclusion for the college. He also leads efforts to advance inclusion initiatives and practices for underrepresented groups within the college.
Choma earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania, in 1997 before completing two years of graduate-level chemistry course work at the University of South Dakota in preparation for veterinary medical school. He graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University in May 2007 and earned his Master of Public Health from the university in 2013.
"As someone who is passionate about diversity and strives to promote student academic and professional success at the undergraduate and the graduate levels, I believe the objectives of the position parallel my professional goals and recent experiences. Much of my experience has centered around the student perspective, however, I am excited to work with faculty, staff and various entities to enhance the Kansas State experience and to service the needs of those within the College of Arts and Sciences."