FHSU Presidential Search Committee Announced

Board of RegentsFHSU President Search
The Kansas Board of Regents announced Thursday the search committee that has been appointed to find candidates to replace Fort Hays State University President Ed Hammond, who is retiring in June 2014 after 27 years in the position. Denis Miller, chair of the FHSU Foundation Board of Directors, will chair the 20 member search committee.

The on campus committee members are:
Stephen Donnelly – Faculty Senate President, Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Regi Wieland – Associate Professor, Advanced Educational Programs
Chris Roberts – Student Government Professor
Emily Breit – Department Chair, Economic, Finance and Accounting
Jeff Briggs – Dean, College of Health and Life Sciences
David Storer – Classified Senate Vice President, Maintenance Supervisor of the Memorial Union

Joey Linn – Unclassified Senate President, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs/Registar

Cindy Elliott – Assistant Provost for Strategic Partnerships and Dean of Distance Learning
Dennis King – Director of the Virtual College and Learning Technologies

Alumni Association, Foundation Board and Community
Bill Robbins – President/Owner of Farmers Bank and Trust of Overland Park
Jeff Copper – Owner of Jeff Copper Agency, LLC of Hays
Marcy Aycock – President, FHSU Alumni Association, Director, Early College Health Sciences Academy, Butler Community College of Sedgwick

Diane Scott – Former Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs/Student Life, FHSU of Broomfield

Michael Schwanke – Co-anchor, KWCH Eyewitness News at Five of Wichita
Tammy Wellbrock – Executive Director, Hays Area Chamber of Commerce of Hays

Board of Regents
Robba Moran – Board of Regents Member of Manhattan
Janie Perkins – Former Board of Regents Member of Garden City
Andy Tompkins – President and CEO of Topeka

Staff Assistance
Francine Hestermann – Chief Financial Officer, FHSU Foundation, Hays

The search committee will select three to five candidates by April 22, 2014, for the board to consider.

  • guest

    What a great set of university and community leaders. Best of luck with this challenging task.

  • C’mon, HP

    Chris Roberts is the Student Government President, not professor.