Officers and members have been elected at the Kansas State University Foundation board of trustees annual meeting in Manhattan. Twenty-one people were elected to serve four-year terms as trustees of the foundation. This election brings the total number of foundation trustees to 337.
New officers of the board of directors and the board of trustees were elected to two-year terms and include: Richard Myers, Arlington, Va., chairman of the board of directors; Rand Berney, Southlake, Texas, vice chairman of the board of directors; Curt Frasier, Beloit, Kan., chairman of the board of trustees; Randy Coonrod, Wichita, Kan., vice chairman of the board of trustees; Janet Ayres, Scottsdale, Ariz., secretary of the board of trustees; and Kevin Lockett, Leawood,Kan., treasurer of the board of trustees.
Jan Burton, Boulder, Colo., and Kelly Lechtenberg, Oakland, Neb., were elected to two-year terms on the board of directors of the foundation. Burton, who earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the university in 1977, succeeds outgoing chairman Frasier. Lechtenberg, who earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1987 and a doctoral degree in animal science in 1988 from Kansas State, succeeds Lee Borck, Manhattan.
Elected to serve four-year terms as trustees of the KSU Foundation include:
Van and Janice Witthuhn, Hays; Dale and Susanne Bradley and Ron and Karolyn Tacha, all from Manhattan; Jud and Linda Neal and Jim and Cindy Peine, Overland Park; Marvin and Mary Manlove, Prairie Village; and Mark and Marita Soucie, Wichita.
From out of state:
Ross and Mary Stryker, Lebanon, Mo.; John and Polly Curtis, Broken Arrow, Okla.; Joleen Moden and Ron Bourland, Blanco, Texas; and Phil Stroupe,Waukesha, Wis.
“We thoroughly enjoy this opportunity to gather and say thank you to our trustees,” said Fred Cholick, president and CEO of the KSU Foundation. “This is an incredibly dedicated group of volunteers who give their time, talent and treasure to make a difference at K-State.”
The mission of the KSU Foundation is to advance Kansas State University through philanthropy. The foundation staff works with university partners to build lifelong relationships with alumni, friends, faculty, staff and students through involvement and investment in the university.