Students in the department are lucky to have Kathy Lillich as an academic advisor. She joined the department in 2015 and has established her reputation for advocating for students. As a first-generation college graduate, Lillich is passionate about helping students who are also striving to become first in their families. She acts as a professional mentor for first-generation students on campus, and focuses her research on best practices for their success in academia.
Lillich also represents her departments at university recruiting events, and meets with prospective students who visit the K-State campus. She serves as the research chair for the University Advisor Forum, is the chair for the Political Science department’s outreach committee, and is on the university’s Mark Chapman Scholars Program selection committee.
For her dedication to supporting students and her involvement at the university level, she was elected as the 2018 recipient of the William L. Stamey Award for Advising from the College of Arts and Sciences.