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Meet our Staff

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Kimberly Engber, Ph.D.
Dorothy & Bill Cohen Honors College Dean
Associate Professor, English

Dr. Engber serves as dean of the Cohen Honors College. She is responsible for college development, recruitment and retention strategies, undergraduate research program, national scholarships and fellowships, Honors Baccalaureate advising, budget management, and alumni and external relations. In consultation with the University Honors College Council and faculty fellows, she oversees Honors teaching, curriculum development, and academic program evaluation.

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  • Honors Baccalaureate advisor
  • National Scholarships and Fellowships mentor
  • Cohen Enhancement Scholarships
  • Academic Affairs and Curriculum
  • Course Scheduling
  • College Councils
  • Alumni Relations
  • Budget Management

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College Programs Coordinator

Trish manages incoming student scholarships and scholar programs, coordinates the Honors Living Learning community of 75 members strong this year, and develops experiential learning opportunities and assessment. She serves as the first point of contact for housing and scholarship questions and will increase Honors mentorship, service-learning, leadership, and internship opportunities in collaboration with the Experiential Learning Fellow.


  • Scholarships for Incoming Students
  • Koch Scholars
  • Living Learning Community
  • National Student Exchange

Madelyne Toney
Assistant to the Dean

Madelyne provides direct support to the Dean as well as general administrative support to Honors faculty and staff. She ensures a smooth and professional operation of the College office during day-to-day supervision of student workers. She coordinates and oversees events on and off campus, implements and revises office procedures as needed.


  • Dean’s Appointments
  • Academic Affairs and Faculty
  • Honors Application (technical)
  • Alumni Relations
  • Office Management

Nathan Aung
Administrative Assistant


  • Day-to-day office maintenance
  • Support for Assistant to the Dean and staff
  • Admissions process
  • Weekly Update
  • Blackboard updates
  • College meetings and special committee support
  • Scheduling student appointments when office assistants are not available
  • Copying, printing
  • Front desk reception when needed

Darien Pete (Pete)
Office Assistants


  • Front desk reception
  • Scheduling student appointments
  • Copying, printing, office maintenance
  • Invoice tracking, foundation requisitions
  • Recruitment and scholarship events support
  • SOAAPPT data entry

Contact Us

Dorothy and Bill Cohen Honors College
Wichita State University
1845 Fairmount, Shocker Hall A1180
Box 102
Wichita, KS 67260

Phone: 316-978-3375

Email: honors@wichita.edu