Global Campus Summer Scholarships Awarded

The following academic advising students are summer 2019 scholarship recipients: Amanda Adams and Cassie Galligan.

Students enrolled in online programs through K-State Global Campus are predominately adults attending classes part time while balancing work and family responsibilities. Many remain ineligible for the majority of scholarships, which often are reserved for full-time students. K-State Global Campus is dedicated to offering scholarships to both part-time and full-time students, providing more individuals the opportunity to earn a degree at their own pace.

Distance students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree offered through K-State Global Campus can apply for scholarships for upcoming semesters. The Spring scholarship application period is coming up – September 15 through November 1. View available scholarships at

Executive Director, Academic Advising Center Position Available at Marymount University

Marymount University in Arlington, Texas is seeking an executive director for their academic advising center. For more information about the position visit:

Academic Advisor Position in Family Studies & Human Service, K-State

Academic Advisor

Job no: 507562
Position type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Division/Equivalent: 3670055010 Health & Human Sciences Dean
School/Unit: 3670055050 Family Studies & Human Service
Categories: Academic Advising / Support, Administrative / Professional

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About This Role: The Academic Advisor is responsible for providing individual advising to approximately 350 undergraduate students studying Human Development and Family Science. This position advises students concerning their academic plans, progress, and academic and career goals in order to assist the students in making personal education decisions and meeting graduation requirements. The advisor will be expected to interpret student needs and provides individualized service and assistance while maintaining confidentiality. The Academic Advisor will be expected to engage in professional development trainings, coordinate and oversee recruitment plans, and meet with prospective students.

The Academic Advisor should be familiar with other majors (Communication Sciences and Disorders, Early Childhood Education, and Personal Financial Planning), minors (Conflict Analysis and Trauma Studies, Financial Counseling, and Financial Planning), certificates (Conflict Resolution, Kansas Insurance), and graduate programs (Applied Family Science, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Couple and Family Therapy, Family and Community Services, Lifespan Human Development, Personal Financial Planning and Youth Development) within the School of Family Studies and Human Services. The Academic Advisor will be expected to provide advising support to students interested in the minor and certificate programs within the School of Family Studies and Human Services.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide academic advising to all undergraduate students (on-campus and distance) pursuing the Human Development and Family Science major
  • Provide academic advising support to students pursuing a minor or certificate within the School of Family Studies and Human Services
  • Provide career counseling and relevant professional exam information to students
  • Provide Early Alert support for students struggling in classes
  • Prepare letters of reference for graduate and/or professional school applications.
  • Explore and market options for create Study Abroad/Shadow Abroad/ and US Educational Tour opportunities
  • Be an active member of the recruitment plan for Human Development and Family Science in collaboration with the School of Family Studies and Human Services and the College of Health and Human Sciences
  • Be engaged in prospective student visits
  • Be available for advising during orientation and enrollment sessions
  • Participate in HDFS Undergraduate Committee meetings and select initiatives.
  • Track recruitment of prospective students and major-changers, as well as retention of current students to determine best methods of recruiting and retaining students
  • Assist with strategic development initiatives within the School of Family Studies and Human Development and Family Science Unit.
Why Join Us: The School of Family Studies and Human Services is focused on improving family well-being. We have consistently produced innovative programming and are looking to grow enrollment. The academic advisor will be critical in the strategic development plan for the School.
We Support Diversity and Inclusion: Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University’s dedication to the Principles of Community.
What You’ll Need to Succeed: Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s of Science in Family Studies and Human Services or closely related field
  • One year of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in academic advising or closely related field
  • Familiarity with Kansas State University
  • Possess extensive knowledge about university academic programs, policies, procedures and student support services
  • Demonstrated competence in online advising and enrollment systems
  • Knowledge of Extension
  • English and Spanish-speaking
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in working with diverse people in a variety of situations
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to meet deadlines, be detail-oriented and prioritize tasks
  • Adherence to strict confidentiality and other ethical standards
  • Strong computer skills

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
How to Apply: Please submit the following documents:

  1. Letter of interest addressing qualifications and skills related to the position
  2. Resume listing education and employment history
  3. Three professional reference letters

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Note: Only complete application packets will be accepted.

Screening of Applications Begins: Immediately and continues until position is filled. A start date of August 1st, 2019 is preferred.
Salary Range/ Pay Rate: $40,000 – $50,000
Equal Employment Opportunity: Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.
Background Screening Statement: In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

Leadership in Academic Advising Ph.D. – Information Sessions

The Department of Special Education, Counseling, and Student Affairs at Kansas State University is pleased to announce the launch of the new Ph.D. program focused on academic advising. The Leadership in Academic Advising doctoral program prepares professionals for roles in leadership, research, and teaching focused on academic advising in higher education. The coursework and related activities emphasize the contributions of diversity, theory, practice, and research to professional advising.

The first cohort will begin in the summer of 2020.

This program is offered as a specialization within the counseling and student development doctoral program and requires a minimum of 90 credit hours post-baccalaureate.

Students will complete the program as a cohort and will take the doctoral courses in a planned sequence of six credit hours per semester (fall, spring and summer). All courses will be offered using K-State Online (Canvas), our course management system. Some synchronous class and cohort sessions will be required via Zoom, our interactive video system. A one-week, on-campus session will be required during each of the first three summers of the program.

Information sessions on the doctoral program in Leadership in Academic Advising will be held on:

These sessions will be held via Zoom, our interactive video system, and will be recorded. There is no need to register for the information sessions.

Applications for the program are now being accepted, with a due date of December 1, 2019. For more information on all of our post-baccalaureate certificate and graduate programs in academic advising go to:

Shane Southwell Earns Master’s in Academic Advising and a New Job the Same Day

By Corbin McGuire

The past two years when recruits came to K-State for a visit, Shane Southwell would joke — or maybe he was serious — that the best player they would face would not be named Xavier SneedDean Wade or Barry Brown, Jr.

It would be him. (For what it’s worth, he would tell those Wildcats the same thing.)

Now, Southwell will be more than a confident graduate assistant who’s a few years removed from playing professionally. After being promoted to K-State’s director of student-athlete development on May 17, the 27-year-old can be a bridge to that type of success on and off the court.

“Being younger helps to be a bridge for the student-athletes and be somebody the student-athletes can relate to,” the Harlem, New York native said, “as well as being from the inner city, being a young African-American male or a guy that literally just did it a few years back, in terms of winning, leading and being a successful student-athlete at Kansas State.”

As a player for K-State (2010-14), Southwell started on a Big 12 Championship team as a junior. As a senior, he became one of the only eight players in program history to reach the NCAA Tournament in all four years of his career. He finished with 92 wins as a Wildcat, tied for ninth in program history.

These experiences, Southwell said, should garner some trust quickly with the student-athletes, that what he’s telling them is coming from a place of success.

“They know that I played and that I have a good basketball IQ,” he said, “and my resume, in terms of winning, especially at this program, means a lot.”

Southwell said he also knows his basketball success did not happen organically.

As much as anything else, it was connected to his academics, something he realized before his last two seasons. Between his junior and senior seasons, Southwell started 59 games and averaged 9.1 points and 2.6 assists. His first two years: 19 starts, 2.6 points and 1.7 assists.

“I always performed better on the court when I was doing better (in the classroom), when my GPA was a lot higher,” Southwell said. “Using basketball as a springboard for life…once my junior year came, I took life seriously and I took basketball seriously at the same time. A lot of that had to do with me being better with my academics.

“Every young individual has to go through that maturation process. Some people go through it in harder ways than others, and mine was simply just, ‘Shane, wake up.’ Hopefully I can get these student-athletes to wake up their first day on campus.”

How he does so, Southwell said, will be a work in progress on his part. This role, which does not allow him to coach on the floor, is brand new to him. Southwell does plan to lean on a few things he has going for him, however.

To start, Southwell’s predecessor, Jermaine Henderson, was promoted to fill Chester Frazier’s spot as an assistant coach. So, Southwell said he plans to continue to learn from Henderson, whose best advice so far has been: “Be a mentor, be a bridge, and be you.”

“I watched him daily and learned a lot from Jermaine,” Southwell said, “and one of the biggest things I learned is being a good person and having great energy every single day, it helps. It’s contagious.”

Southwell also has experience on his side, not only with the program, its coaches and players, but also with the support staff he’ll be working more closely with in his new role. This includes people like academic counselor Maryclare Wheeler and assistant director/student-academic services Liane Fowler.

“It helps tremendously for me, knowing them and having a relationship with them. Maryclare and Ms. Liane have been tremendous. They have been a rock in my academic career and helped me transition from an immature young man to, hopefully, a mature man that you see today,” Southwell said. “Them helping me to learn the new role and them being here for so long will help me tremendously.”

Additionally, Southwell has his education he can use.

He received his master’s degree in academic advising this month from K-State. It’s a feat he’s extremely proud of because of where he came from. It’s also a two-year experience he can utilize in his first full-time job in the college basketball world.

“My years of learning a lot about the advising roles definitely translate to the job and translates to how you handle student-athletes, in terms of getting guys to the right resources on campus and off campus; making sure the mental wellness of student-athletes is at their highest peak, whether it’s for performing as a student-athlete or performing as a student,” Southwell said. “I can definitely use a lot of the great resources that I got from my master’s degree.”

Most of all, Southwell is simply excited. Excited to stay at his alma mater in a full-time role. Excited to impact the program in a different way. Excited continue to learn from a staff led by Bruce Weber.

“It’s a blessing,” Southwell said. “It’s great for me to start my young career at my alma mater, a winning program, a program that obviously under Coach Weber has been going through such glorious times, winning two Big 12 Championships in the last seven years. Being part of that means the world.”

This article originally appeared on on May 29, 2019 

Congratulations Spring Graduates!

The Spring Commencement ceremony was Friday, May 17,2019. Congratulations to all those that earned their Master’s in Academic Advising. Degrees will confer in about two weeks. Unofficial transcripts can be obtained in KSIS. Diplomas will be printed and mailed out and will take 8-12 weeks to be received.

Angela Blasi
Megan Joyce Chiavini
Jordan Wilson Dade
Leah Jo Dwyer
Emily Emerick
Lori Lynn Epperson
Gerald Glen Francisco
Cecilia Mae George
Shannon Lee Halbritter
Patricia Rochelle Lynn Hartshorn
Alison Gross Hodges
Forrest Jefferson Hollingsworth
Alison Jensen
Katrina Rene Justice
Cole Louis Lienhoop
Kimberly Taylor McClellan
Janice Susan Murry
Alice Christiaan Nielsen
Stefani Rae Rose
Jaime Rose Scherer
Andrea James Shea
Molly Ileane Siewell
Haley Diane Sneed
Shane D. Southwell
Ryan Alexander Strohm
Kiara Varner
Zakary Kawase Wallace
Rebecca Ogles Weidner
David Owen Wood Jr.
Samuel James Young


Reminder for Summer Graduates

Please remember to notify Pam McGlynn if you intend to graduate this summer so she can add you to the Canvas course. Be sure to review the Procedures for Summer Graduation:

The Summer semester begins June 10, 2019.