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K-State Today

August 16, 2021

Retirement reception to honor Cindy Bontrager

Submitted by Angela Patrick

The K-State community is invited to a retirement reception honoring Cindy Bontrager, vice president and chief operations officer, from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, in the Bluemont Room at the K-State Student Union. Formal remarks will begin at 3 p.m.

Bontrager will retire from Kansas State University in September after more than 37 years in higher education. Bontrager served in K-State's budget office from January 1989 to April 1998, returning in July 2003. After a brief assignment at the Kansas Department of Insurance, she was at the Kansas Board of Regents from July 1998 to July 2003. She was named K-State's interim vice president for administration and finance in October of 2012 and assumed the role on permanent status in 2014. The unit was reorganized in 2019 and she assumed her current role where she oversees all facilities planning and maintenance, risk and compliance, police and public safety, environmental health and safety, parking and the administrative support center.

Friends and colleagues are invited to stop by to enjoy refreshments and honor Bontrager for her dedicated service to the university. Cards and letters of congratulations may be brought to the reception or sent to Angela Patrick at 109 Dykstra Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506.