Associate Vice President for Student Life
Kansas State University
Areas of Interest and Expertise
- Diversity & Inclusion
- Intercultural Learning
- Student Affairs
- Student Activities
- Student Leadership
- Behavioral Intervention
- Counseling and Educational Psychology
- Crisis Management
Personal Leadership Philosophy
Adrian has had the great opportunity of moving through his professional career and education with his arms wide open. He has served as a Vice President, Dean of Students, Registrar, Director of Student Activities, Director of Residence Life, Director of Intramurals, and one of his personal favorites — College Fastpitch Softball Coach for 6 years. His educational experience has been equally diverse as he earned his B.S. degree (1997) in environmental design from the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University, and then his M.Ed. degree (2004) in educational administration from Texas A&M University – Kingsville. He is currently working on his Ph.D. degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education, Counseling and Educational Psychology, from Kansas State University.
Adrian Rodriguez prides himself first on being a good father and husband to his two beautiful daughters, Alexandria and Ayden, and wife, Christy. He and his wife seldom sit still—their mantra is work hard, play hard! Either they are busy with the kid’s activities—soccer, swim, dance, music, tee-ball, and more soccer and swim, or they are traveling to be with family. They love spending time in San Antonio and Amarillo, and summer excursions at the family cabin in Colorado.