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K-State Today

November 14, 2011



New officers and members elected to KSU Foundation Board of Directors and Board of Trustees

By Andrew Zender

Officers and members were elected at the Kansas State University Foundation Board of Trustees annual meeting in Manhattan on Nov. 11. Twenty-one people were elected to serve four-year terms as trustees of the KSU Foundation. The board of trustees is the governing body of the KSU Foundation. This election brings the total number of foundation trustees to 321.

 Newly elected officers include:

Curt Frasier, Beloit, chairman of the board of directors; Duane Cantrell, Topeka, chairman of the board of trustees; Kevin Lockett, Leawood, treasurer of the board of trustees; and Randy Coonrod, Wichita, vice chairman of the board of trustees.

From out of state: Janet Ayres, Scottsdale, Ariz., secretary of the board of trustees; and Richard Myers, Arlington, Va., vice chairman of the board of directors.

Newly elected members of the board of directors include:

Mike Goss, Westport, Conn., a 1981 graduate of K-State’s College of Arts and Sciences and managing director and COO of Bain Capital LLC; Sharon Evers, St. Joseph, Mo., a 1967 graduate of K-State’s College of Arts and Sciences and U.S. Bank retiree; and Carl Ice, Colleyville, Texas, a 1979 graduate of K-State’s College of Engineering and president/COO of BNSF Railway.

Newly elected members of the board of trustees include:

Dana and Marcia Hauck, Delphos; Allan and Carolyn Harms, Derby; Lee and Brenda Reeve, Garden City; Kyle and Gail Antenen, Ness City; and Terry and Paula Harbert, Topeka.

From out of state: Mike and Elaine Jacobson, Tucson, Ariz.; Bruce and Janice Adams, Stockton, Calif.; David and Elinor Everitt, Bettendorf, Iowa; John Berschied, Green Oaks, Ill.; Kevin Schinze, Camdenton, Mo.; Mark Whitehead, Lincoln, Neb.; and Duke and Helen Dupre, Plano, Texas.

“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.”

Philanthropic contributions to K-State are coordinated by the Kansas State University Foundation. 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.