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Kansas Wesleyan University

Kansas Wesleyan has added a long-time collegiate professor to its growing Office of Diversity. Pedro Leite, former Vice President for Student Affairs and Academic Affairs at Cloud County Community College, has joined the staff as a Student Support Advisor. 

Leite spent this fall as an adjunct in KWU’s Computer Studies department, after coming to KWU from Cloud County Community College. He has also worked in administrative or faculty roles at Butler County Community College, Friends University and Kansas State Polytechnic, and he championed diversity-related initiatives at each. 

“We’re thrilled to bring Prof. Pedro Leite into the Office of Diversity,” said Dr. Damon Kraft, KWU Provost. “His wealth of experience in higher education, both in administration and classroom instruction, will enable him to contribute significantly to the KWU mission. We believe he will effectively work with Dr. Allen Smith and Brandon Cheeks to dramatically move KWU forward in these important areas.”

“Pedro’s depth of experience in higher education will be critical to our mission,” said Dr. Allen Smith, KWU Director of Diversity. “His time spent as both administration and faculty will help us work toward policies and procedures that will make KWU the best it can be for all individuals.”

In his position, Leite will collaborate with Smith and Cheeks in supporting students and advancing the university’s culture of diversity, equity and inclusion.