The K-State Ag Diversity Programs Office was established to promote leadership, understanding, sustainability and diverse opportunities among students and faculty in the College of Agriculture.

Diversity objectives: Recruit, Retain, Enrich, Graduate, Place

The Diversity Programs office is guided by six objectives:

  • Recruit students through various programs and events.
  • Retain students through mentoring and involvement with clubs.
  • Enrich students abilities through proper guidance and leadership roles.
  • Graduate students through proper academic advisement and encouragement.
  • Place students into jobs and graduate school through networking opportunities.
  • Provide a safe environment for learning.

Diversity Programs Office Staff

Dr. Zelia Wiley

Assistant Dean and Director
Office: 785-532-5793
Email: zwiley@ksu.edu


Summer Santillana

Office Coordinator
Office: 785-532-5793
Email: smades@ksu.edu


Dr. Lonnie Hobbs Jr.

Assistant Professor in Agricultural Economics, MANRRS Co-Advisor
Office: 785-532-5793
Email: lhobbs@ksu.edu


Raymond Thomas

Graduate Assistant
Office: 785-532-5793
Email: rjthomas@ksu.edu

April Mason-Taylor

Graduate Assistant
Office: 785-532-5793
Email: april2023@ksu.edu

Me'Laiha Enriquez

Undergraduate Assistant
Email: melaiha@ksu.edu


Madi Neal

Undergraduate Assistant


Brienna Walker

Undergraduate Assistant