Forensics Program Under New Leadership

The speech and debate team will now be under the leadership of communication faculty members Kristi Scholten and Russell Luce.

Scholten will be the new director of forensics, filling the role vacated by Kevin Minch who will be serving as the first director of the Truman Institute.

Among other things, the Truman Institute will develop initiatives and partnerships to generate revenue and support for the University’s mission.

Luce will continue his role as assistant director of forensics.

Any communications regarding recruitment, program accounts or purchases, advancement, etc., should now be directed to them. Scholten can be contacted at or 785.4065. Luce can be contacted at or 785.7512.
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