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Housing Staff

Kevin CookAssociate Director, Departmental Initiatives

Kevin CookKevin's Bio

As associate director, Kevin oversees the leadership, diversity, academic and new student recruitment efforts for students living on campus. He also supervises the marketing and communications office.

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He supervises the departmental initiatives team, the Derby Academic Resource Center staff and the tutoring program. Kevin advises the Housing and Dining Ambassadors as well as the Cultural and Diversity Advocates.


B.S. Biology, Southeast Missouri State University, 1998
M.A. Student Affairs Administration, Ball State University, 1999

Professional Service
  • Upper Midwest Region-Association of College and University Housing Officers
  • Association of College and University Housing Officers-International
Nick LanderAssociate Director, Residence Life

Nick LanderNick's Bio

Nick has served the department in its residence life area since 2008. He works with the housing staff to provide students with a safe, comfortable and learning-centered residential experience.

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Nick also directly supervises the Residence Life Coordinators and is involved with safety and security, crisis management and student conduct. Previously, Nick was the coordinator for leadership development at K-State, and served in housing management roles at the University of Arizona and Ball State University.


B.S. Psychology, Kansas State University, 2001
M.A. Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education, Ball State University, 2003

Professional Service
  • Upper Midwest Region of the Association of College and University Residence Halls
    • Assessment and Information Management Committee, 2009-2010
    • Conference host committee chair, 2008
    • Conference presenter
  • Association of College and University Residence Halls-International
David YoderCoordinator of Conference Services and Emergency Trainingdyoder@k-state.edu785-532-6368

David YoderDavid's Bio

David has worked for the department since 1976, as a resident assistant in Haymaker Hall
(three years) in residence life (35 years), and as a hall coordinator in Marlatt Hall (32 years).
Currently he markets our services to potential conference organizers, communicating conference details to department leaders, selecting and training student staff, and overseeing conference
hall operations.

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The conference office is responsible for arranging meal and door access, as well as scheduling facility use and invoicing for services provided. In addition, the office coordinates summer guest housing services, for those coming to campus as individuals or families. David is responsible for residence hall mail clerk training and general oversight, as well as vacation mail.


B.S. Secondary Education, Kansas State University, 1973

Professional Service
  • National Association of College and University Residence Halls
  • National Association of College and University Residence Halls National Adviser of the Month, 2007


Residence Halls

Derby Community
AlexTroutArea Coordinator- Derby and Strong 785-532-7659amtrout@ksu.edu
Ford Hall
JessGirdlerCommunity Coordinator785-395-3710jgirdler@ksu.edu
LeahSmithAssistant Community Coordinator 785-395-5757leahsmith27@ksu.edu

Haymaker Hall

JessGirdlerCommunity Coordinator785-395-3710jgirdler@ksu.edu
JacobMcCraryAssistant Community Coordinator785-532-3710jakemac95@ksu.edu

Moore Hall

MarcusCottrellCommunity Coordinator785-395-2362 cottrellm@ksu.edu
ElleMcAlisterAssistant Community Coordinator785-395-2362ellem@ksu.edu

West Hall    

VictoriaFeldkampCommunity Coordinator785-395-3727vfeldkamp@ksu.edu
Kramer Community
BreHardyArea Coordinator- Kramer785-532-7659bhardy@ksu.edu

Goodnow Hall

AmberByrleyCommunity Coordinator785-395-5150adbyrley@ksu.edu

Marlatt Hall

AlliColemanCommunity Coordinator785-395-3411akcoleman@ksu.edu 
BrittMontgomeryAssistant Community Coordinator785-395-3411bmontgomery@ksu.edu

Wefald Hall

BarbaraBragaCommunity Coordinator785-395-3536bbraga@ksu.edu
TaylorBauerAssistant Community Coordinator785-395-3536tbauer2@ksu.edu
Strong Community 
DanSeigelCommunity Coordinator 785-532-2975seigel@ksu.edu

Boyd Hall

NeffTynerAssistant Community Coordinator785-395-6477nstyner@ksu.edu

Putnam Hall

EmmaPiselloAssistant Community Coordinator785-395-6628episello@ksu.edu
Honors House
SayaKakimAssistant Coordinator for Departmental Initiatives785-395-0182saya@ksu.edu
JordanWolfAssistant Coordinator for Departmental Initatives785-395-2901jewolf@ksu.edu

Jardine Apartments

TonyaWesselArea Coordinator- Jardine785-532-3790twessel@ksu.edu

Denison Neighborhood

MattKernsCommunity Coordinator 785-532-3790 mhkerns@ksu.edu
EmmittForbushAssistant Community Coordinator785-532-3790emmitt@ksu.edu

Plaza Neighborhood

MackenzieLechlitnerCommunity Coordinator785-532-3790melechlitner@ksu.edu
MargaretGradyAssistant Community Coordinator785-532-3790megrady@ksu.edu

West End Neighborhood

JeromeKirbyCommunity Coordinator 785-532-3790jkirby@ksu.edu
AishaLeeAssistant Community Coordinator 785-532-3790 alee10@ksu.edu

Meetings and Events

Tia'GambleAssistant Coordinator for Meetings and Events 785-532-2267tiagamble@ksu.edu

Guest Housing

DavidYoderCoordinator of Conference Services and Emergency Training785-532-6368dyoder@k-state.edu

Departmental Initiatives (iTeam)

BrooksHetleArea Coordinator for Student Recruitment and Academic Support785-532-3493brookshetle@ksu.edu
DaniBadgettArea Coordinator for Student Development 785-532-2233dkbadgett@ksu.edu
Anna TaylorAssistant Coordinator for Departmental Initiatives785-532-6325anna0530@ksu.edu
HannahKonradAssistant Coordinator for Departmental Initiatives785-532-3247hkonrad@ksu.edu

Marketing and Communications

SarahBlackGraphic Designer785-532-7634snp6848@ksu.edu
EricaHopwoodDigital Media Specialist785-532-2140ehopwood@ksu.edu
AlisonRogersCopywriter/Web Editor785-532-2645arp9759@ksu.edu