Member Highlight: Roberta Maldonado Franzen

Roberta Maldonado Franzen, Director of Talent Acquisition at Kansas State University, presented a webinar for the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) entitled, “Laying the Foundation for a Diverse and Inclusive University Workforce on May 25, 2017.

Roberta shared insights from her institution, which is actively involved in the recruitment and retention of high caliber, diverse students, faculty, and staff as well as promoting a welcoming and inclusive environment.

Kansas State University established the Office of Diversity and each college has a designated Diversity Point Person to provide insight and guidance. Kansas State University received the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from Insight Into Diversity magazine for the past three years. Multicultural students account for 15 percent of the student population, a university record and continuing trend.