Q&A with WSU VP and Chief Diversity Officer Marché Fleming-Randle

Dr. Marché Fleming-Randle

Marché Fleming-Randle and WSU Army ROTC staff at ROTC signing declaration in 2019.

Shocker profiles highlight the students, alumni, supporters, faculty and staff who make Shocker Nation all that it can be. These short Q&As allow you to hear from these remarkable individuals in their own words.

Dr. Marché Fleming-Randle

What is your current role and how long have you been at Wichita State?
I am the first African American Female Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer in the university history. I have been at WSU for 15 years and love my position!

What is your favorite memory from your time working here?
Hosting the Students Fraternity and Sorority Step Show.

Where is your favorite spot on campus?
My office located in Morrison Hall 109. My office is a sanctuary and it is my home away from home.

What makes Wichita State unique?
The diversity of faculty, staff and students.

What advice would you give to a college freshman?
The struggle is real and the next four-five years you need to do the following:

  • Participate in campus activities.
  • Utilize internship opportunities.
  • Soak up student life.
  • Take advantage of on-campus recruiting.
  • Tap into your advisors, role models and mentors.

What advice would you give to college seniors?
“Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.” —Albert Einstein.

What is the best part of working at WSU?
Attending sporting events and meeting new students.

What are you currently (reading/watching/listening to)?
I am currently reading Kwame Onwuachi Notes from A Young Black Chef: A Memoir and as always listening to all the greatest hits of Prince.

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