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College of Arts and Sciences

Kansas State University
Calvin 110
Manhattan, KS 66506-1005

Student Services
Calvin 107




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


Associate Dean of Research - Currently filling position

  • 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

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

Natasha EvansNatasha Evans

 Accountant II

  • Global Campus Accounting
  • Summer School Accounting
  • College Fees Accounting


Emma HerrmanEmma Herrman


Office Specialist III

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

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



Aleasha McKinney

Laura Mancini

Office Specialist II

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


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

Julie Rothartsci

Office Specialist III

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

Chris ShumwayChris Shumway

Events Coordinator

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

Karen SoltKaren Solt

Assistant to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs/Administrative Officer

  • Course and curriculum
  • Line schedule
  • KSIS questions

Malorie WagnerMalorie Wagner

Communications and Marketing Specialist

  • Departmental promotions and marketing
  • College communications including newsletters, social media, recruitment materials and college websites
  • Strategic outreach initiatives
  • Assistance with events

 Shared Services - Central



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

Yvonne Bachura - Shared Services Manager

 Yvonne Bachura






Brittny McLaughlin - Accounting Supervisor

Brittny McLaughlin

 Lori Page-Willyard - Accountant 1
Lori Page-Willyard

Jackie Chavez - Accounting Specialist

Jackie Chavez 

  Mary Dooley - Accounting Specialist

Mary Dooley

Ariana Edgerton Diaz Lorenzo - Accounting Specialist

Arana Lorenzo


Ron Stillwagon - Accounting Specialist

Ron Stillwagon

Kathy Zimmerman

Kathy Zimmerman 


Human Capital Services (HCS)

Kathy Roeser - HCS Supervisor

Kathy Roeser



George Macko - Human Capital Specialist 1

George Macko

Fawn McDougal - Human Capital Assistant 1

Fawn McDougal



Shared Services North

Departments: Math and Physics

Kimberly Elliott - Accountant III

Kimberly Elliott

 Cindy Carlyon - Accounting Specialist

Cindy Carlyon

Carrie Klusener

Carrie Klusener

Human Capital Services (HCS)

Peggy Matthews - Human Capital Specialist 1

Peggy Matthews

 Kelsey Young - Human Capital Assistant 1

Kelsey Young



ArtSciSherryl Allen

  • Life Science
  • Pre-Nursing
  • Pre-Pharmacy

Gayla Adams WrightGayla Adams-Wright

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


Tami DuchTami Duch

  • Open Option
  • Social Science



Nancy HabluetzelNancy Habluetzel

  • Open Option
  • Social Science



KaelaKaela Urquhart

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



Elli Hager

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  • Open Option
  • Social Science


Angelia PerryAngelia Perry

  • Humanities
  • Open Option




Zac MalcolmZac


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



Twambi KerstetterTK

  • Open Option
  • Social Science

Student Assistants

Lily Fursman
Madison Mackley
Monica Nuñez
Zanaiya Peebles
Deja Taylor