Senior Assistant Dean
Assistant to the President for Diversity
Phone: (316) 978-6659
Dr. Marché Fleming-Randle is a senior assistant dean for the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and assistant to the president for diversity. She is the college liaison for student services planning and implementation, encompassing undergraduate recruitment activity, the enrollment process, and matriculation to degree completion. She consults with faculty and students on academic issues, including administrative withdrawal, coordinating the representation of the college at admissions programs, representing the college with Kansas community colleges, and analyzing student data. She is also an Ethnic Studies lecturer. Her research and academic interests include mental health, substance abuse, child and youth programs, educational leadership, and diversity. She is an author, motivational speaker and public intellectual.
Her publications include The Gumbo Analysis of Diversity Handbook; The Bold, Black and Beautiful; The Dreams Kings are Made of; and the Dr. Martin Luther King Handbook.
Senior Assistant Dean Fleming-Randle earned her bachelor's degree in elementary education and her master’s degree in adult and continuing education from Kansas State University. She earned her doctorate in adult education with emphasis in diversity, and she is currently pursuing her Ed. D. in child and youth studies from Nova Southeastern University. She joined the faculty at Upper Iowa University in 1999 as an adjunct faculty member and served as the senior project coordinator, graduation chair, search committee member, and faculty development facilitator. Dr. Fleming-Randle has also received a number of awards and honors. She was the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award at Upper Iowa University 2004, and in 2005 she was named Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. She was recognized with the Office of Multcultural Affairs 2010 Phenomenal Woman Award and TRIO Disability Support Services 2010 Lighthouse Award for Faculty of the Year. She was recently selected as a 2012-2013 Leadership Academy Fellow for WSU. In 2013, the Office of Multicultural Affairs recognized her with its Unity Award, given because of her ongoing support to OMA and commitment to diversity at WSU.
Senior Assistant Dean Fleming-Randle’s hobbies include listening to her favorite musician, Prince; bowling with friends; reading an enlightening book; talking with her father, James Sr., about social issues; and spending quality time with her husband, Aron, and her only sibling, James Jr. She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.
She volunteers for community organizations It’s All About Me Breast Cancer Awareness Committee, American Red Cross, Center for Health Equality Advisory Council, HIV and AIDS, and Honoring our Diversity.
Her education and service commitments include Research Association of Minority Professors; WSU Council of University Women, President; Council on Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Committee on Associate / Assistant Deans (appointment); 5th International Conference on Intercultural Communication Competence, Editorial Committee; Xavier McDaniel Scholarship, Fund Coordinator; WSU Women’s Association; Academic Operations Council; Tilford Diversity Committee; and six TRIO Programs: Educational Opportunity Center Program Advisory Board; Veterans Upward Bound; Disability Support Services; Student Support Services; Upward Bound/Wichita Prep; and the Ronald McNair Post-Baccalaureate Program.