Department of Communications and Agricultural Education

Kansas State University
301 Umberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-4004

785-532-5804
785-532-5633 fax

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Central Administration
Kirk Schulz
, K-State President
Noel Schulz, K-State First Lady and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs, College of Engineering
April Mason, Provost and Senior Vice President
Sue Peterson, Assistant to the President and Director of Governmental Relations
Jeffery Morris, Vice President for Communications and Marketing
Karen Burg, Vice President for Research, effective August 3, 2014


K-State Research and Extension
John D. Floros, Director, K-State Research and Extension, and Dean, College of Agriculture
Daryl Buchholz, Associate Director for Extension and Applied Research
J. Ernest “Ernie” Minton, Associate Director for Research and Technology Transfer
Steven Graham, Assistant to the Dean and Director
James Lindquist, Assistant Director, Extension Field Operations
Gregg Hadley, Assistant Director, Extension Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Community Development
Barbara Stone, Assistant Director, 4-H Youth Development
Paula Peters, Assistant Director, Extension Family and Consumer Sciences
Stacey Warner, Extension Operations Leader
Marie Blythe, Planning and Reporting Coordinator
Dan Devlin, Director, Kansas Center for Agricultural Resources and the Environment
Curtis Kastner, Director, Food Science Institute
Nina Lilja, Director of International Agricultural Programs

Area Directors
Chris Onstad
, Northwest Area Extension Office (Colby)
J.D. McNutt, Southeast Area Extension Office (Chanute)
Dale Fjell, Northeast Area Extension Office (Manhattan)
Phil Sloderbeck, Southwest Area Extension Office (Garden City)

Research Center Directors
Bob Gillen
, Western Kansas Agricultural Research Centers (Hays, Garden City, Tribune, Colby)
Lyle Lomas, Southeast Agricultural Research Center (Parsons, Columbus, Mound Valley)

College of Agriculture
Don Boggs
, Associate Dean, Academic Programs
Sharon Thielen, Assistant Dean, Academic Programs
Christine Wilson, Assistant Dean, Academic Programs
Zelia Wiley, Assistant Dean for Diversity Programs
Gary Pierzynksi, Department Head, Agronomy
Allen Featherstone, Department Head, Agricultural Economics
Ken Odde, Department Head, Animal Sciences and Industry
Kris Boone, Department Head, Communications and Agricultural Education
John Ruberson, Department Head, Entomology
Dirk Maier, Department Head, Grain Science and Industry
Ted Cable, Interim Department Head, Horticulture, Forestry and Recreation Resources
Candice Shoemaker, Department Head, Horticulture, Forestry and Recreation Resources, effective Sept. 1, 2014
John Leslie, Department Head, Plant Pathology

Development Officers
Kim Schirer
, Senior Director of Development, College of Agriculture
Emilie Fink, Development Officer, College of Agriculture
Gordon Dowell, Gift Planning Officer
Brian Harris, Director of Development – Livestock Meat Industry Council/Animal Sciences and Industry

Affiliated Colleges and Departments
Ralph Richardson
, Dean of Veterinary Medicine
Darren Dawson, Dean of Engineering
Peter Dorhout, Dean of Arts and Sciences
John Buckwalter, Dean of Human Ecology
Joe Harner, Department Head, Biological and Agricultural Engineering