Kansas State University announced Thursday morning that Thomas Lane, associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students at Missouri State University, will replace Pat Bosco as vice president for student life and dean of students.
“I am truly humbled and excited to be joining the K-State family,” Lane said in a press release from the university. “During my time on campus, it was clear to me the university is deeply committed to students’ personal and academic success. I am greatly looking forward to working with students, faculty, staff, administration and alumni in ensuring a Wildcat student experience that is welcoming, inclusive and changes lives for the better.”
The announcement follows a national search to fill Bosco’s position, who will be retiring in July after nearly 50 years of service at K-State.
In this administrative position, Lane will oversee all units in the Division of Student Life, which includes Housing and Dining Services, Counseling Services, Lafene Health Center and the Student Union, among other programs.
Lane was the first of three finalists to interview for the position on April 29 in an open forum. In the forum, Lane detailed several focus areas for student life: success and learning, inclusivity, mental health, vibrant campus life, university branding and resources for innovation.
Lane will bring more than 25 years of student life experience to his position at K-State. He begins at K-State on July 14.