Finalists for Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students to host open forums and student receptions


The Office of the President released a statement on Friday that named three finalists for the position of vice president of student life and dean of students. Pat Bosco will retire from this position on May 10 after five decades of involvement at Kansas State.

The search committee named Thomas Lane, associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students at Missouri State University; Santiago Solis, associate vice president for student affairs at Townson University; and Derek Jackson, associate vice president for student life at Kansas State University as the three final contenders for the position.

They will interview on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday with open forums from 1:00-2:30 p.m., respectively. The forums will be hosted in the K-State Alumni Center Banquet Room. Following the open forums, student receptions will be held from 4:15-5:00 p.m. for each candidate in the Alumni Center Tointon Room on the first floor.

Students are encouraged to attend the open forums for each candidate and the student-only receptions to meet with them. Application materials will be posted and the public forums will be streamed live on the president’s website. Students will be able to give feedback through a survey posted on there as well.

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