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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
phone:
785-532-6900
fax: 
785-532-7004

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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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 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
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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

 

 

Emma Herrman1
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Office Specialist III

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

Laura Hohenbary1
Email

Grant Specialist & Assistant to Assoc 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
Email

Accountant II

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

 

 

Aleasha McKinneyLaura Mancini
Email

Office Specialist II

  • 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

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 Shumwayartsci
Email

Communications and Recruitment Assistant

  • 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 WoydziakBrittny McLaughlin
Email

Accountant II

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

George Macko
EmailGeorge

Human Capital Specialist I

  • Communication Studies
  • History
  • Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Political Science
  • Geology
  • Psychological Services

 

Lisa Percival
EmailLisa

Accountant III (Shared Services South)

  • Communication Studies
  • History
  • Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Political Science
  • Geology
  • Psychological Sciences

 

 

 

Fawn McDougal
EmailFawn

Human Capital Assistant I (Shared Services South)

  • Communication Studies
  • History
  • Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Political Science
  • Geology
  • Psychological Services

Lori Page-Willyard
EmailLori

Accountant I (Shared Services South)

  • Communication Studies
  • History
  • Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Political Science
  • Geology
  • Psychological Sciences

 

 

 

Susan Roberts
EmailSusan

Accountant III (Shared Services Central)

  • Art
  • American Ethnic Studies
  • Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work
  • Geography

Kathy Roeser
EmailKathy R

Human Capital Specialist I (Shared Services Central)

  • Art
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry
  • American Ethnic Studies
  • Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work
  • Geography

 

 

 

Kathy Schaefer
EmailKathy S

Human Capital Assistant I (Shared Services Central)

  • Art
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry
  • American Ethnic Studies
  • Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work
  • Geography

Kathy Zimmerman
EmailKathy Z

Accounting Specialist (Shared Services Central)

  • Art
  • Biochemistry
  • American Ethnic Studies
  • Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work
  • Geography

 

 

  

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

Zac MalcolmZac

Email

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

 

 

Twambi KerstetterTK
Email

  • Open Option
  • Social Science
  

Student Assistants

Lily Fursman
Madison Mackley
Monica Nuñez
Zanaiya Peebles
Deja Taylor