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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


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.


Hope to see you at the next Tilford Group Meeting

Restoring Community with Fairness

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.

First Meeting to establish the Tilford Group at PSU on April 27, 2007

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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?"

Call for Proposals deadline is August 10, 2017

   Past Tilford Group Conferences

Upcoming planned events for 2016-2017

  • Nov 2016 - Film The Cherokee Word for Water for Native American Heritage Month
  • Nov 2016 - Reading and discussion group for the book Every Day is a Good Day for Native American Heritage Month
  • Mar 2017 - Film Girl Rising for Women's History Month

PSU Tilford Group program information

In Memoriam


Dr. Michael Tilford