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

Shocker Hall A118

Honors Stripe


Dr. Kimberly EngberKimberly Engber, Ph.D.
College Dean
Associate Professor, English

Dr. Engber serves as dean of the Cohen Honors College. She is responsible for college strategic planning and development, academic affairs, 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. She works with the assistant directors on recruitment and retention strategies and Honors Baccalaureate advising and development as well as increasing campus-wide applications to the undergraduate research grants program and competitive national scholarships and fellowships.

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Trish GanduTrish Gandu
Assistant Director, Scholarships and Outreach

Trish manages incoming student scholarships and scholar programs, coordinates the Honors Living Learning community, and manages recruitment and outreach. She serves as the first point of contact for Honors admissions, housing and scholarship questions and works with the student director of recruitment to increase Honors enrollment and impact across campus.


Jessica RaburnJessica Raburn
Assistant Director and Academic Advisor                                         

Jessica manages Honors advising and serves Honors students through advising appointments and walk in hours.  She facilitates Honors applied learning, coordinates the campus-wide undergraduate research grants program, and works with faculty and the dean to increase applications to competitive national scholarship and fellowships. Jessica earned her AA in General Studies and BA in Social Work from Wichita State and her Master of Library Science from Emporia State University. She is currently pursuing graduate work in Higher Education Leadership.

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 and oversees the college budgets.

Paige Gray, Eric Kromidas, Jeromiah Taylor
Office Assistants


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

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