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K-State Today

September 23, 2013



KSU Foundation trustees elect new officers and members

By Julie Lea

Officers and members were elected at the Kansas State University Foundation Board of Trustees annual meeting in Manhattan, Kan., on Sept. 13. Twenty-one people were elected to serve four-year terms as trustees of the KSU Foundation. This election brings the total number of foundation trustees to 337.

New officers of the board of directors and the board of trustees elected to two-year terms are: 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, DVM, 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 K-State in 1977, succeeds outgoing chairman Curt Frasier, Beloit, Kan. Kelly Lechtenberg earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University in 1987, and a doctoral degree in animal science in 1988. He succeeds Lee Borck, Manhattan, Kan.

Twenty-one people were elected to serve four-year terms as trustees of the foundation. From Kansas: Dale and Susanne Bradley and Ron and Karolyn Tacha, Manhattan; Marvin and Mary Manlove, Prairie Village; Jud and Linda Neal and Jim and Cindy Peine, Overland Park; Mark and Marita Soucie, Wichita; and Van and Janice Witthuhn, Hays.

From out of state: John and Polly Curtis, Broken Arrow, Okla.; Joleen Moden and Ron Bourland, Blanco, Texas; Phil Stroupe, Waukesha, Wis.; andRoss and Mary Stryker, Lebanon, Mo.

“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 K-State 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.