Community invited to Multicultural Alumni Lecture on April 15

K-State Alumni Communications
Nelson Bowman III

Two nationally recognized research experts and authors will visit Kansas State University’s Manhattan campus in April to speak about ways the university can engage diverse alumni.

The K-State Alumni Association’s Multicultural Alumni Council, Kansas State University Foundation, Office of Diversity and Office of the President will present a lecture on Engaging Diverse College Alumni at 10 a.m. April 15 in Forum Hall in the K-State Student Union.
Marybeth Gasman

The guest lecturers are research experts Nelson Bowman III and Marybeth Gasman, co-authors of the book Engaging Diverse College Alumni.

Bowman is the executive director of development at Prairie View A&M University and gives lectures on fundraising at colleges and universities. He also has co-written several books that focus on multicultural fundraising strategies.

Gasman is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania and is the vice president of the American Education Research Association. Gasman’s area of expertise includes the history of American higher education, historically black colleges and universities, minority-serving institutions, black leadership, and fundraising and philanthropy. Gasman has written or edited 15 books and also serves as a regular contributor to the Chronicles of Higher Education, Diverse Issues, The New York Times and The Washington Post.

As K-State moves forward with its K-State 2025 visionary plan and its capital campaign and also aims to increase multicultural and international student enrollment, this lecture will contribute to the conversation of increasing multicultural alumni’s engagement with the university.

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