Faculty Marshals

Faculty members from each college are chosen to serve as marshals and to assist with the ceremony. These marshals carry the KSU baton as they lead the processional lines. The job of a faculty marshal is to lead and keep the faculty processional line in order. The faculty marshal leads the faculty processional into the arena and escorts the faculty members to their seats. At the end of the ceremony, the faculty marshal leads the faculty in the recessional and falls in line behind the dais party.

Chief Faculty Marshal

The current Distinguished Teacher of the Year serves as the Chief Faculty Marshal and leads the dais party while carrying the KSU mace.


Faculty participating in the commencement exercises need to dress in their full regalia which includes robe, tam, and hood. If you do not have regalia, please contact the KSU Bookstore for rental regalia.