K-State Research and Extension
Professional Titles

From K-State Research and Extension's style guide

In text, identify K-State Research and Extension personnel in a way that conveys position or expertise.

Identify administrative personnel by title:

  • John Floros, dean of the College of Agriculture and director of K-State Research and Extension
  • Daryl Buchholz, associate director for extension and applied research;
  • J. Ernest Minton, associate director for research and technology transfer.

For bylines or lists of names in a program, academic degrees, credentials, and departments are relevant to establishing expertise. If space is a concern, use a short byline at the top of the publication with more information at the end:

  • James P. Adams, Ph.D., associate professor, 4-H Youth Development
  • Sandy Procter, Ph.D., R.D., Department of Human Nutrition

Identify agents, specialists, and researchers by area of expertise. Do not capitalize job names unless part of a byline or program listing.

  • Robert J. Bauernfeind, entomologist
  • Donna Martinson, Geary County family and consumer sciences agent
  • James P. Adams, 4-H Youth Development specialist

Capitalize departments or organizations:

  • Department of Communications
  • Food Science Institute.

Do not capitalize terms used in titles that are job descriptions: entomologist, engineer, specialist, agent.

In news releases, indicate the specialist, agent, or researcher is affiliated with K-State Research and Extension:

  • Elaine Johannes, K-State Research and Extension youth development specialist

Click here for correct names and titles of the university president, deans, directors, department heads and other campus leaders.


Questions about K-State Research and Extension's branding guidelines can be directed to communications, 785-532-5851 or ksrelogos@ksu.edu

Direct inquiries related to use of the university Powercat and wordmark to Trademark Licensing at 785-532-6269, or logos@k-state.edu.

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