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Tilford Contact Info

Dory Quinn, Secretary
Tilford Group
218A Russ Hall
Pittsburg State University
1701 South Broadway
Pittsburg KS 66762

Phone: 620-235-6584

Restoring Community with Fairness

Welcome to the Tilford Group

Pittsburg State University’s Tilford Group formed April 27, 2007, in response to the first Michael Tilford Conference on Diversity and Multiculturalism, named in honor of the late Dean of the Graduate School at Wichita State University. Our nascent organization quickly found an advocate in Dr. Steve Scott, then Provost now President of the University. The current Provost Dr. Lynette Olson continues the tradition of providing fiscal and administrative support.

Composed of volunteers from among faculty, staff and administration, Tilford Group members actively and cooperatively initiate efforts to attract speakers, to present panels, to coordinate workshops and to produce academic and cultural events dedicated to reflecting our commitment to diversity and multiculturalism. Specific initiatives may be viewed in our Activities, Events, and Speakers page.

2017 - 2018 Tilford Group | Bottom row: Ananda Jayawardhana, Mark Johnson and Heather Eckstein. Second row: Howard Smith, Cebrail Karayigit, Cindy Johnson. Third row: Christopher Anderson, Jorge Leon, Melinda Rolfs, Donna Sue Pintar. Fourth row: Leo Hudson, Susan Schreiner, Lindsey Taggart. Fifth row: Harold Wallace III, Sandra Cox, Deatrea Rose, Dory Quinn. Sixth row: Barbara Bonnekesson, Kristen Humphrey. Top row: Jason Kegler, Mary Mercer, Harriet Bachner. Photo Credit: Paige Bowman

Hope to see you at the next Tilford Group Meeting!
Tuesday, November 7th from 2-3:00 pm
Overman Student Center, Kansas 1 Room

Pitt State Student Diversity Video

Mission Statement

As volunteers, we members of the Pittsburg State University Tilford Group seek to:

  1. Uphold the high ideals personified by Professor Tilford;
  2. Recognize, promote, respect and appreciate diversity and multiculturalism in our community both local and global; and,
  3. Educate faculty, staff, students and citizens to accept diversity and multiculturalism in its many and varied forms while developing economic, practical and social competencies enabling each of us to live a productive, successful life.

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Tilford Group Events

There are currently no events scheduled within the next 180 days.



Diversity and Multicultural Events

October 23-24, 2017

Michael Tilford Conference at Fort Hays State University: "Intentional Diversity: What's Your Part in Moving Kansas Forward?"

Past Tilford Group Conferences

Upcoming planned events for 2017-2018

2018 February-March Tilford Faculty Seminar TBD
2018 Spring Tilford Lecture Series TBD

2018 Fall Tilford Lecture Series TBD

    PSU Tilford Group program information

    In Memoriam


    Dr. Michael Tilford