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 seventeen (17) members.


John KuenziVice Chair
Elected External Director
Rubicon Scientific, LLC
Sabetha, Kansas
James A. GuikemaSecretary
Ex Officio Director
KSURF President
Cindy BontragerTreasurer
Ex Officio Director (President's designee)
K-State Vice President for Administration and Finance
Lafe BaileyElected External DirectorWenger Manufacturing, Inc.
Sabetha, Kansas
Karen BurgEx Officio DirectorK-State Vice President for Research
Peter DorhoutElected Internal Director (Dean)K-State 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
Ronald L. ImanAppointed Director
(KSU Alumni Association Representative)
Southwest Technology Consultants
Albuquerque, New Mexico
April MasonEx Officio DirectorK-State Provost and Senior Vice President
Ernie MintonEx Officio DirectorAssociate Director, K-State Agricultural Experiment Station
Gary PierzynskiElected Internal Director (Department Head)K-State Professor, Head of Agronomy
Mary RezacElected Internal Director
(Faculty Representative)
K-State Professor, Chemical Engineering
Bonnie R. RushElected Internal Director
(Faculty Representative)
K-State Professor, Head of Clinical Sciences
Noel SchulzEx Officio DirectorDirector, K-State Engineering Experiment Station
Michael D. TokachElected Internal Director
(Faculty Representative)
K-State University Distinguished Professor, Animal Sciences and Industry