Braden Foreman

Pronouns: He/Him/His
Title: Complex Director


Phone: 785-864-6313

What brought you to KU: I was impressed with KU because they showed intentionality and care throughout the interview process. I was really pleased to hear some questions regarding recognizing my own biases and how I support students, so I knew the department cared about inclusion and social justice. I was also thrilled to see a conduct system centering on the idea that education is the priority and conduct aligns with the values of education, rather than a punitive measure. I also was able to picture myself living in Lawrence.

How do you help make KU a more socially just space: I call out acts of injustice and know I am supported. I listen to perspectives and identities, and am aware of how my identities allow me to navigate certain spaces and recognize somebody with other identities may not be able to navigate the same spaces in the same manner that I do. I also center inclusion in my work. Inclusion is what I believe our students need most from their living experience.

What are opportunities for someone joining the department: Having the opportunity to chair committees, be a part of multiple committees, connecting education to practice. Being able to work on a broad range of things from conduct to residential curriculum. I think this job prepares professionals for the next step of our careers because we have the opportunity to do so many things at a high level; in-depth experience that other live-in positions don't. 


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