ST. CLOUD -- A U.S. ambassador was at St. Cloud State University today speaking to students about careers in the State Department.

Ambassador Ian Kelly is the Diplomat in Residence for the Midwest. He spoke about foreign policy issues.

During Kelly's presentation  he stressed the importance of supporting Ukraine.

Ambassador Kelly says the State Department wants to have a foreign service that looks like America. They hope to get Midwest students interested in that career path and not just people from the east and west coast. Kelly says he was impressed by the student engagement.

This was Ambassador Kelly's first time in St. Cloud. He went to school in Minnesota and graduated from St. Olaf College. He says he was very impressed with the engagement of St. Cloud State students on global affairs.