Associate vice president of diversity and multicultural student affairs leaving K-State

Adrian Rodriguez, associate vice president for student life for diversity and multicultural student affairs, speaks at the unveiling of the K-State Multicultural Student Center on April 29, 2019. (Archive photo by Morgan Clarke | Collegian Media Group)

In a Monday edition of K-State Today, associate vice president of diversity and multicultural student affairs Adrian Rodriguez announced his departure from Kansas State, accepting a position at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

“It is with a heavy heart that my family and I say goodbye to our K-State and Flint Hills community,” Rodriguez said in the announcement. “While we are happy to be moving closer to family, we will greatly miss our dear friends and colleagues here in Kansas.”

Rodriguez began working at K-State after a nationwide search to fill the position in 2017. While at K-State, Rodriguez and the KSU Foundation worked together to bring the Morris Family Multicultural Student Center to life. He also helped develop the K-State DreamZone — a support resource for undocumented students, DACA recipients and students from mixed-status families.

Rodriguez’s departure follows that of chief diversity and inclusion officer Bryan Samuel and director of diversity and multicultural student life Trumanue Lindsey. President Richard Myers also announced his retirement at the end of this year.

K-State is holding an internal search for interim associate vice president of diversity and multicultural student affairs. The search is limited to current university employees.

My name is Jared Shuff, and I am a former editor-in-chief of the Collegian. Previously, I worked as the arts & culture editor and as a contributing writer for the news desk. I am a senior in secondary education with an emphasis in English/journalism. I grew up in Hutchinson, Kansas, and attended Hutchinson Community College before transferring to K-State in 2020.