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Department of Hospitality Management

Kelli Farris

Contact Information


  • M.S. in Student Affairs and Higher Education, Indiana State University (2010)
  • B.S. in Psychology, Northwest Missouri State University (2008)

Area(s) of Specialization

Developing co-curricular student organizations, leadership programming and event management

Courses Taught

  • HM 011 Orientation to Hospitality Management 

Professional Biography

Kelli joined Kansas State University in the Summer of 2016 as the Student Services Coordinator.  She serves as the primary Academic Advisor for undergraduates in the Hospitality Management program.  Kelli earned a B.S. from Northwest Missouri State University in Psychology, a M.S. from Indiana State University in Student Affairs and Higher Education, and Certificate in Meeting and Event Planning from UNC Charlotte.  She previously worked at Missouri State University in the Office of Student Engagement and at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in the Office of Student Involvement.  During her time at both Missouri State and UNC Charlotte, Kelli worked primarily with developing and supporting co-curricular student organizations on campus, leadership programming, and event management.  Kelli previously served as an instructor at Missouri State University for First Year Foundations and has facilitated a number of classes, institutes, and workshops with the StrengthsQuest theoretical foundation.

Vita (pdf)