ksal.com

Salina, KS

Now: 68 °F

Currently: Fair

Hi: 68 °F | Lo: 56 °F

Thursday

Hi: 89 °F 

Lo: 57 °F

Friday

Hi: 90 °F 

Lo: 65 °F

Saturday

Hi: 88 °F 

Lo: 65 °F

Sunday

Hi: 89 °F 

Lo: 67 °F

Monday

Hi: 87 °F 

Lo: 64 °F

Hospice of Salina
Fe for a cure

Wichita State Acts for Diversity

Associated Press - November 17, 2015 10:46 am

A spelling mistake on a water tower in Wichita that drew national attention and a lot of laughs has been corrected.

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – Wichita State University has named an assistant dean to a new position for diversity.

The Wichita Eagle reports WSU President John Bardo on Monday named Marche Fleming-Randle, assistant dean of the university’s Fairmount College of Liberal Arts & Science, to become assistant to the president for diversity. University spokesman Lou Heldman says Fleming-Randle, who was also appointed recently as adviser to the student governing association, has considerable credibility with students.

Fleming-Randle says in a prepared statement that her job is to move the university “forward on diversity.”

The announcement comes amid several student concerns, including lack of staff diversity.

Student groups are planning a protest during Wednesday’s public meeting of the Kansas Board of Regents at Wichita State. They are complaining about several issues, including diversity and scholarship opportunities.