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Office of the Dean

Contact us

Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Closed 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Office of the Dean
Calvin 110
(785) 532-6900

       Deans' Office Student Services
       Calvin 107
       (785) 532-6904
       Fax: 785-532-7004



Dr. Amit ChakrabartiAmit Chakrabarti


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

Dr. Louise BenjaminLouise Benjamin

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

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

Christopher CulbertsonChris Culbertson

Associate 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

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

Student Services Center

(785) 532-6904

Emma HerrmanEmma Herrman

Office Specialist III

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

Lori LaVezziLori LaVezzi

Student Services Supervisor / Office Specialist IV

  • Manages operations for the Deans' Office Student Services Center 
  • Provides administrative support to the Assistant Deans, Academic Coordinator and Advisors
  • Schedules advisor appointments and processes program plan changes
  • Supervises Office Specialists and student assistants

Matthew Bowman

Office Specialist III

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



Dean's Staff


Sonya BakerSonya Baker

Academic Coordinator

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



Memory BuffingtonMemory Buffington

Budget/Fiscal Officer

  • College budget officer
  • College personnel specialist

Deborah GoinsDeborah Goins

Instructional Designer

  • Work with college faculty and staff to develop strategic directions
  • Facilitates the development of quality computer mediated learning experiences
  • Support the assessment of learning outcomes



Laura HohenbaryLaura Hohenbary

Grant Specialist & Assistant to Associate Dean for Research

  • Assists the Associate Dean for Research
  • Searches for extramural funding opportunities for faculty
  • Facilitates faculty collaborations to form multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Supports faculty in novel grant writing situations

Kristi KaumpKristi Kaump

Budget/Fiscal Coordinator

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



Erin KurtzErin Kurtz

 Assistant Budget/Fiscal Officer

  • Global Campus Budgeting/Acctg
  • Summer School Budgeting/Acctg
  • College Fees Budgeting/Acctg


Annette MaggioAnnette Maggio

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

Chris ShumwayChris Shumway

Academic Services Coordinator

  • Recruitment efforts, including Preview and Admitted Days
  • Primary contact for prospective high school and transfer students
  • Coordinate college mentorship program


Karen SoltKaren Solt

Assistant to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs/Administrative Officer

  • Course and curriculum
  • Line schedule
  • KSIS questions



Malorie SougéyMalorie Wagner

Communications and Events Coordinator

  • Creates marketing materials and strategic outreach initiatives
  • Develops college communications including newsletters, social media, recruitment materials and college websites
  • Coordinates college events including but not limited to the following:
    • ArtSci Tailgates
    • Alumni Advisory Council
    • Eisenhower Circle Celebration
    • Arts and Sciences Commencement ceremonies


Shared Services Center


Departments: American Ethnic Studies; Art; Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics; Chemistry; Communication Studies; Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies; Geography; Geology; History; Journalism and Mass Communications; Political Science; Psychological Sciences; Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work; and Statistics 

Yvonne Bachura - Shared Services Business Coordinator

 Yvonne Bachura






Brittny McLaughlin - Accounting Supervisor
(785) 532-3814

Brittny McLaughlin

 Lori Page-Willyard - Accountant 1
(785) 532-0535
Lori Page-Willyard

Andrew James - Accounting Specialist
(785) 532-0535

Jackie Chavez 

  Mary Dooley - Accounting Specialist
(785) 532-1452

Mary Dooley

Eric Anderson - Accountant I
(785) 532-0655

Eric Anderson


VACANT - Accounting Specialist


Kathy Zimmerman - Accounting Specialist
(785) 532-0358

Kathy Zimmerman 


Rhonda Meyerhoff - Accounting Specialist
(785) 532-0361

Rhonda Meyerhoff

Human Capital Services (HCS)

Kathy Roeser - HCS Supervisor

Kathy Roeser



George Macko - Human Capital Specialist 1
(785) 532-3101

George Macko

Fawn McDougal - Human Capital Assistant 1
(785) 532-2656

Fawn McDougal



Shared Services North

Departments: Math and Physics

Kimberly Elliott - Accountant III
(785) 532-1607

Kimberly Elliott

 Cindy Carlyon - Accounting Specialist
(785) 532-0558

Cindy Carlyon

Carrie Klusener
(785) 532-6786

Carrie Klusener

Human Capital Services (HCS)

Kelsey Young - Human Capital Specialist 1
(785) 532-1602

Kelsey Young


VACANT - Human Capital Assistant 1




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