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Manhattan, KS 66502-5020
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KSURF Administration


Board of Directors

The Kansas State University Research Foundation (KSURF) is governed by a Board of Directors that has full power to manage, direct and conduct the affairs and business of the organization. The Board consists of nineteen (19) members.

R. W. Trewyn Chair
Ex Officio Director
KSU Vice President for Research
Bruce W. Ferguson Vice Chair
Elected External Director
Edenspace Systems Corporation
Manhattan, Kansas
James A. Guikema Secretary
Ex Officio Director
KSURF President
Cindy Bontrager Treasurer
Ex Officio Director (President's designee)
KSU Vice President for Administration and Finance (interim)
Peter Dorhout Elected Internal Director (Dean) KSU Dean of Arts and Sciences
Joe E. Farrar Elected Director
External
Farrar Corporation
Manhattan, Kansas
Bart A. Fisher Elected External Director Caterpillar, Inc.
Roanoke, Illinois
Ronald L. Iman Appointed Director
(KSU Alumni Association Representative)
Southwest Technology Consultants
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Ryszard Jankowiak Elected Internal Director (Faculty Representative) KSU Professor of Chemistry
John Kuenzi Elected External Director C.J. Foods, Inc.
Bern, Kansas
Dirk Maier Elected Internal Director (Faculty Representative) KSU Professor, Head of Grain Science and Industry
April Mason Ex Officio Director KSU Provost and Senior Vice President
Ernie Minton Ex Officio Director KSU Agricultural Experiment Station Associate Director
Robba Moran Appointed Director Kansas Board of Regents Representative
Bonnie R. Rush Elected Internal Director
(Faculty Representative)
KSU Professor, Head of Clinical Sciences
Noel Schulz Ex Officio Director KSU Engineering Experiment Station Director
Michael D. Tokach Elected Internal Director
(Department Head)
KSU Professor, Head of Animal Sciences and Industry
Lucy L. Williams Elected External Director The Trust Company of Manhattan
Manhattan, Kansas

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Executive Committee

An Executive Committee composed of the officers plus at least two additional members, whom the Board elects annually, is entitled to exercise all the powers of the Board of Directors when the Board is not in session.

R. W. Trewyn, Chair KSU Vice President for Research
Bruce W. Ferguson, Vice Chair
Elected External Director
Edenspace Systems Corporation
Manhattan, Kansas
Cindy Bontrager, Treasurer
Ex Officio Director
KSU Vice President for Administration and Finance (interim)
James A. Guikema, Secretary KSURF President
Joe E. Farrar
Elected External Director
Farrar Corporation
Manhattan, Kansas
Ryszard Jankowiak
Elected Internal Director
(Faculty Representative)
KSU Professor of Chemistry
Ernie Minton
Elected Internal Director
KSU Agricultural Experiment Station Associate Director

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Finance Committee

A Finance Committee composed of the Treasurer and the President plus at least three additional members, the majority of whom are members of the Board, are elected at the annual meeting. The Committee provides guidance and advice to the Executive Committee and Board regarding all financial accounts and instruments of the organization.

Cindy Bontrager, Chair KSU Vice President for Administration and Finance (interim)
James A. Guikema KSURF President
John Kuenzi
Non-board member
C.J. Foods, Inc.
Bern, Kansas
Dirk Maier KSU Professor, Head of Grain Science & Industry
Bonnie R. Rush KSU Professor, Head of Clinical Sciences
Lucy L. Williams The Trust Company of Manhattan
Manhattan, Kansas

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