Director of Student Success Position at Grand View University

Grand View University has a job opening for a Director of Student Success.

Serve as the champion – the chief expert and advocate – for student success and oversee inclusive academic support services for all student populations, including traditional, non-traditional, and online. Provide leadership and implementation of strategies to address persistence and completion issues.

Promotes, encourages, and measures activities related to student success. Implement the vision for academic support services at GV. Serve students by providing strategic oversight of and operational support for student academic success, including tutoring and other forms of learning support, student referrals for support services, and data analysis to inform programming, policy, and practice.

Provide leadership for a collaborative student success environment that sustains a network that connects student service areas including CETL, the Library, Disability Services, the college Deans, Graduate and Professional Studies, GV Complete, Student Life, Institutional Effectiveness, the Writing Center, the Math Lab, and the faculty in support of the student success mission.

For the full job description and application information, please visit:

Pamela M. Christoffers
Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness
Grand View University
1200 Grandview Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50316

Summer Semester Starts June 4

The summer semester for the Academic Advising Graduate Program runs June 4 to July 27.

Enrollment is still open. The following courses are being offered:

Course Offerings for Summer 2018
EDCEP 816 Research Methods
EDCEP 829 Learning Principles
EDCEP 835 Foundations of Academic Advising
EDCEP 836  Interpersonal Relations for Academic Advising
EDCEP 838  Student Development Theory
EDCEP 854 College Student Athlete
EDCEP 863 Trends in Career Development
EDCEP 864 Current Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics
EDSP 853 College Students with Special Needs

Enrollment for Summer 2018 is March 26 – May 18, 2018

Congratulate Spring 2018 Distance Graduates Through Virtual Commencement

By Grant Guggisberg

Kansas State University Global Campus is offering a virtual commencement to honor more than 330 spring 2018 graduates who have studied at a distance, many of whom cannot travel to Manhattan to attend on-campus ceremonies.

The virtual commencement website includes a list of graduating distance students, video commencement addresses, alumni resources and links to livestream on-campus ceremonies.

Faculty, staff, family and friends of distance graduates can participate in virtual commencement by posting congratulatory messages to graduates through the virtual reception.

Congratulations to the Academic Advising Spring 2018 Graduates

The following students are graduating this semester with a Master in Science in Academic Advising. Congratulations to all!

Sandra Barinowski
Kaitlin Brantley
Natasha Brenchley
Kristi Broda
Samuel Brown
Janice Coats Silverstri
Brigid Dunn
Heather Hartley
Lendora Johnson

Isaac Lee
Kristen Leveille
Gretchen McCluskey
Karyla Middlebrook
Candace Oddo
Deana Paine
Patricia Plantenga
Eric Sanchez
Shelley Stoltenberg
Jill Venenga
Angela Vieira

Commencement Day Activities – May 11, 2018

Friday, May 11, 2018

College of Education Graduate Brunch
10:30 a.m. to Noon
Manhattan Country Club
1531 N. 10th
Manhattan, Kansas

Reservations required. A formal invitation will follow from the College of Education. Free for graduates, $15 for guests. RSVP to Pam Monroe

Graduate School Commencement Ceremony
1 pm
Bramlage Coliseum

Bramlage Coliseum is located at the corner of Kimball Ave and College Ave. It is next to the Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium. There is a large parking lot in front of the building. Public parking will be permitted in all general, student, faculty, and staff parking lots during commencement weekend. However, parking in any reserved space is still restricted to permit holders.

Master’s candidates participating in commencement exercises must wear a master’s cap, gown, hood and tassel. Master’s regalia differs from bachelor’s regalia and can be purchased through the K-State Campus Store or online at  http://www.cbgrad.comThe Academic Advising degree is a Master in Science in Academic Advising. Master of Science degree graduates wear a golden yellow hood.

For additional information please refer to Graduation and Commencement Information at

Global Campus Graduation Celebration
4 pm to 5:30 pm
Alumni Center
1720 Alumni Center
Manhattan, Kansas

All students who have applied for Fall graduation are invited to an on-campus reception to celebrate graduation. Students’ families are also invited. The celebration will take place Friday, May 11, at 4 p.m. at the Alumni Center. A formal invitation will follow from Global Campus. RSVP to

Please note that if you do plan to come to Manhattan, it is important to make hotel reservations as early as possible. For more information to help plan your visit, please visit the K-State Admissions page on visiting Manhattan and the other websites below. 

Campus Map

Manhattan, KS Convention & Visitors Bureau

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce

Restaurant Guides

Live Webcast
Live Webcast of the Commencement Ceremonies can be found at:

Virtual Commencement

A virtual commencement ceremony Web site will be available for distance education degree candidates unable to attend their K-State commencement ceremony in person. The website includes a listing of students earning degrees through distance education, a place for family and friends to post congratulatory messages to their graduate, a commencement address, music and other commencement-related offerings.

Procedures for Summer 2018 Graduation

The follow information is intended for students planning to complete the requirements for the Master in Science in Academic Advising in Summer 2018. If you are not planning to complete requirements this summer, it is recommended that you review this post to be familiar with the process.

1) Please e-mail Pam McGlynn ( to let her know you are planning to complete degree requirements at the end of the Summer 2018 semester. She will use this list to distribute additional information to potential graduates and add students to the online course to submit the final project.

2) All candidates for master’s degrees must submit the graduation application via the student center in KSIS before the Final Exam form is processed. The graduation application will add students to the list of candidates for degree completion as well as update the degree/diploma name and mailing address. This is a graduation requirement by the Graduate School. The application may not be available until after the start of the semester.

In order to submit the graduation application you must log into KSIS and go to “Academics” in the “Student Center”. Open the “Other Academic” list box and click “Apply for Graduation” and then click go (>>) and complete the online application. Step by step instructions on applying for graduation are available in KSIS Help at the following link:

3) If you are planning to complete the master’s degree this summer, the Approval to Schedule Final Exam form is to be submitted to Pam McGlynn by June 1, 2018. A Word file is available for download on the Final Project page: On this form, complete the following three items at the top center of the page: Name; K-State eID; and Student Number (WID, 9-digit number beginning with an 8). After completing this information, the file is to be e-mailed to Pam and she will complete the rest of the form. She will obtain the required signatures and forward it to the Graduate School. This form is required for the final project that serves as the final exam for the degree.

After the Approval to Schedule Final Exam form is processed by Graduate School staff, you will receive an e-mail with information about graduation and commencement.

4) The academic advising final project must be submitted on K-State Online-Canvas by June 25, 2018. A K-State Online course will be created for this purpose and students that notify Pam will be on the roster. The final project is the culminating activity for the graduate program and will be evaluated by your program committee. Please view the final project pages on the website for more information ( The final project is expected to be a high quality, graduate document developed during the program. Please contact your advisor or Dr. Ken Hughey ( should you have questions about the academic advising final project.

A program of study is to have been submitted and on file with the Graduate School. The program of study must be on file before the final exam form can be submitted to the Graduate School. If you have not completed this, please contact Pam as soon as possible. In addition, it is required that you be enrolled during the semester in which you complete degree requirements.

For graduation and commencement information from the Kansas State University Graduate School, go to the following url: Fall Commencement Ceremony is Friday, December 7, 2018 at 1 pm.

Transcript and diploma information


Ordering your transcript with final Spring 2018 grades

Final grade posting for Spring 2018 term finishes late evening on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.  To secure a transcript at the end of the Spring 2018 Term with your final grades included, first check your Student Center in KSIS the morning of Wednesday, May 16, 2018, to verify that your spring grades have posted, and then order your transcript through your Other Academics tile in KSIS.  Also, please check, prior to Wednesday, May 16, 2018, for any holds that may exist in your Student Center in KSIS, and understand that most holds must be cleared prior to ordering a transcript.

Further, a transcript processing service, entitled Urgent Processing (UP), is available on the transcript storefront.  UP provides next business day processing to all transcript customers for an additional fee of $10.00 per order. UP may be added to any United States Postal Service (USPS) mail, Hold for Pick-up, Priority, or Federal Express orders, but will not include “Hold for Degree.”

Students graduating in Spring 2018 Term, or who will not be enrolled in Fall 2018 Term, have until Friday, May 25, 2018, to order transcripts at no charge.

If you have any questions about securing a transcript at the end of Spring 2018 Term, then please contact

Receiving your diploma

Spring 2018 graduates will receive their diploma by mail approximately 8–12 weeks after commencement. To ensure that your diploma is mailed to the correct address, please make sure your degree/diploma address in your KSIS account is set to the address where you would like your diploma to be mailed. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure the degree/diploma address is correct in KSIS. If a diploma is mailed to the incorrect address, the graduate will be responsible for having the diploma replaced and will be charged $20 to have a new diploma mailed.

M.S. in Academic Advising diplomas are mailed out by the Graduate School.

Graduate School
Kansas State University
113-119 Eisenhower Hall
1013 Mid-Campus Dr.
Manhattan KS 66506

800-651-1816 (toll free)

785-532-2983 fax