Roberta Maldonado FranzenRoberta Maldonado Franzen

Director of People and Culture


Phone: (785) 532-5671




About Roberta:

Roberta is a first-generation college graduate and has experience advising senior administration, faculty and staff on attracting, motivating, retaining and engaging a highly talented, diverse workforce.

Roberta maintains a passion for leading programs and activities that integrate inclusion, diversity, equity and access into service delivery models. Additionally, she holds a Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) certification from the HR Certification Institute.


Research interest:

Roberta’s research and practice center around her passion to aid others in leading meaningful and sustainable change.


Fun fact:

Roberta enjoys attending events at McCain and traveling.



Doctorate of Philosophy in Leadership Communication, Kansas State University

Master of Science Administration in Human Resources, Central Michigan University

Bachelor of Science, Kansas State University