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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

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Advisor and Recruitment Coordinator

Kitti serves Honors as academic advisor and recruitment coordinator. She manages advising and retention processes and student advising, helping students to select courses and opportunities and assess progress to an Honors distinction. She is the first point of contact for the Office of Admissions and college advising offices. Kitti is increasing Honors recruitment on campus and off. She is responsible for high school and community college outreach, campus visits, campus events, and staffing off-campus recruitment events.


  • Honors Course Enrollment
  • Exceptions Process
  • Recruitment Events
  • High School/Community College Outreach
  • Honor Ambassadors

Lucy Petroucheva
Experiential Learning Fellow
Academic Advisor - Spring 2017

Lucy, a 2016 WSU graduate in philosophy, psychology, and Honors, serves as an Honors Advisor and Experiential Learning Fellow to provide guidance for Honors course selection, coordinate undergraduate research, mentor current students toward graduation, support communication and outreach, develop summer programs and initiate special projects in Honors.


  • Undergraduate Research program
  • Graduation Mentor
  • WHEAT Mentor
  • Communication and Outreach
  • Special Projects
  • Summer Programs

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

LeAnn Grube
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

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Tracia Banuelos
Honors Undergraduate Fellow


  • Peer Mentor Program

Roy Myose, Ph.D., advises students applying for the competitive Goldwater fellowship. Contact: roy.myose@wichita.edu

Neal Allen, Ph.D., coordinates the Honors Law and Public Policy curriculum faculty interest group and recruits teaching faculty in this area. Contact: neal.allen@wichita.edu

Kyle Kopecky, Peer Academic Leader (PAL), is a Housing and Residence Life staff member who works with Honors Living Learning Community students to connect them to campus and to support their academic success with events throughout the year.

Garrison Holmberg, First-Year Seminar Success Coach, works with faculty and First-Year Programs on the student involvement and transition components of the first-year seminar.

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