Kansas State University


K-State Parents and Family Association

The Power of Parents

Dr. Bosco visiting with K-State Telefund callers about the importance of the information collected during the annual phone survey with parents.


During the spring meeting of the K-State Parents & Family Association Advisory Board, parent ambassadors collaborated with me to allocate a record total of more than $110,000 in parent contributions to fund critical student-centered programs. Combined charitable gifts to the Parents & Family Fund provides an immediate impact on the following Student Life priorities:

  • Alcohol & Sexual Assault Prevention (ASAP)
    • An online substance use and sexual violence prevention training program that prepares students to confront and prevent serious university problems
  • Alcohol-free Programming
    • Union Program Council (UPC) will host an event during Week of Welcome
  • K-State Family Day
    • Program support for Legacy Pinning Ceremony, and other promotions and events
  • Communication to New Parents
    • A welcome letter is sent to parents when student is admitted to the university
  • Student Emergency Funds
    • Available to meet immediate needs of students in crisis or emergency situation.
  • Achievement Awards
    • Student/Faculty/Staff
  • Newly Renovated Berney Family Welcome Center
    • Technology/digital signage dedicated to parents and families
  • Orientation & Enrollment
    • Resources for the College 101 Parent Session
  • K-State Telefund: Student Calling Program
    • Administer annual phone survey to parents

Additionally, I am working with parent ambassadors to utilize partial funding to develop a new food pantry initiative for students, support for the transition of the current Tutoring Center to a centralized location in Holtz Hall, and campus wellness programs.

Meeting the financial needs of students continues to be my top priority. I’m pleased to have nearly $30,000 for need-and merit-based scholarships.

THANK YOU for your generous support of the Parents & Family Fund. I simply couldn’t achieve annual goals without the generous support of parents and families.  I hope you will continue to answer the call for support.

As always, please feel free to contact me by phone at (785) 532-6237 or by email at bosco@k-state.edu if I can be of assistance to your student.