KSURF 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 sixteen (16) members.

Karen JL BurgChair

KSU Vice President for Research
John KuenziVice Chair
Elected External Director
Rubicon Scientific, LLC
Sabetha, Kansas
J. Ernest MintonSecretary
Ex Officio Director
KSURF Interim President
Associate Director, KSU Agricultural Experiment Station
Cindy BontragerTreasurer
Ex Officio Director (President's designee)

KSU Vice President for Administration and Finance
Lafe BaileyElected External DirectorWenger Manufacturing, Inc.
Sabetha, Kansas
Peter DorhoutElected Internal Director (Dean)KSU Dean of Arts and Sciences
Joe E. FarrarElected External DirectorFarrar Corporation
Manhattan, Kansas
Bart A. FisherElected External DirectorCaterpillar, Inc.
Roanoke, Illinois
Mike GreimElected External DirectorThe Trust Company
Manhattan, Kansas
Dick HesseElected Internal Director
(Faculty Representative)
KSU Professor, Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology
Director of Virology, KSU Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
April MasonEx Officio DirectorKSU Provost and Senior Vice President
Gary PierzynskiElected Internal Director (Department Head)KSU Professor, Head of Agronomy
Mary RezacElected Internal Director
(Faculty Representative)
KSU Professor, Chemical Engineering
Sylvia White RobinsonAppointed Director
(KSU Alumni Association Representative)
Independent Consultant
Kansas City, Kansas
Noel SchulzEx Officio DirectorDirector, KSU Engineering Experiment Station
Michael D. TokachElected Internal Director
(Faculty Representative)
KSU University Distinguished Professor, Animal Sciences and Industry