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September 27, 2012

New directors, trustees elected to KSU Foundation boards

Submitted by Marisa Larson

New members have been elected to the Kansas State University Foundation's Board of Directors and Board of Trustees. The elections were made at the board's annual meeting in Manhattan on Sept. 14.

The new trustees will serve four-year terms on the foundation's governing body. This election brings the total number of foundation trustees to 331.

Joining the foundation's board of directors is Mary Vanier, Manhattan. Vanier, who earned a bachelor's degree in hotel and restaurant management from K-State in 1989, succeeds Bill Sanford, Naples, Fla., whose term expired.

New members of the foundation's board of trustees include:

Debbie Leckron-Miller and Bill Miller, Council Grove; Cheryl and Mark Coberly, Gove.

From Greater Kansas City: Evan and Karen Stewart, Leawood; Susan Parker, Overland Park; and Ernie and Susan Straub, Shawnee.

From Manhattan: Charles and Nancy Cole; Jayson and Libby Cyr; and Richard and Robin Spencer.

Charles and Nancy Craig, Newton; and Ed Frey and B.J. Wells, and Don and Karen Norton, all from Wichita.

From out of state:

Terry Huffman, Hartford, Conn.; Katherine and Richard Kruse, Indianapolis, Ind.; Lora Damme and Jay Longinaker, Randolph, Iowa; James and Kathryn Haymaker, Edina, Minn.; Carrie and Damon Hininger, Brentwood, Tenn.; and Connie Stamets and Brice Tarzwell, Dallas, 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 Kansas State University."

The mission of the KSU Foundation is to advance the university 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.