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Lecture series turns 30

Kristen Renn delivers the keynote address for the 30th Chet Peters Lecture Series.

The Chester E. Peters Lecture Series, honoring the longtime K-State administrator, celebrated its 30th anniversary this spring.

The lecture series was created in 1983 in recognition of Peters’ contributions to K-State students and to the student affairs profession. He served as vice president for student affairs and advisor to Blue Key senior honorary until his retirement in 1985.

“This student-directed initiative supports ongoing professional learning for students and faculty not only in the College of Education, but across the campus as well,” said Dean Debbie Mercer. “It also memorializes a great person who left his mark on the university.”

Christy Moran Craft, associate professor of special education, counseling and student affairs, has served as advisor for the lecture series since 2007. The series has hosted national experts on topics such as first-year college student success, crisis management in higher education and college student leadership development.