Making a Difference

A look back at the 2015 Fall Board of Trustees meeting

Members of the KSU Foundation Board of Trustees met October 9, 2015 at Forum Hall in the K-State Student Union. Highlights from this year’s meeting included a preview of the annual State of the University address by K-State President Kirk Schulz, a State of the Organization presentation by KSU Foundation President and CEO Greg Willems, a panel discussion on leadership and the future of K-State.

Here’s a look back in pictures of the meeting’s highlights:


President of the Board of Trustees Curt Frasier welcomed the trustees and kicked off the fall meeting.


K-State Athletic Director John Currie, K-State President Kirk Schulz, K-State Alumni Association President Amy Button Renz, and KSU Foundation President and CEO Greg Willems shared their vision for the future of Kansas State University during a panel discussion.

A focus on faculty

Trustees enjoyed a luncheon honoring endowed chair holders and celebrating the impact of philanthropy on faculty success.

KSU Foundation president and CEO Greg Willems welcomed attendees to the luncheon program and offered his thoughts on the role of philanthropy in faculty support.


Kimberly Waggle Kramer (above, center) talks about the impact of holding the G. E. Johnson Construction Science Chair, which was established by trustee Jim Johnson (left). Senior Sam McConnell (right), shared how participating in undergraduate research under Kramer has been beneficial to his academic career.

New trustees elected

Twenty-six new members were elected to the Board of Trustees, bringing the total number of trustees to 341.

2015 new trustees
Liz Barclay
Lyndsey Barclay
Marla Chandler
Nancy Chiou-Siepman
Jacquelyn Cowan
Mark Cowan
Alysia Dempsey
Ray Dempsey Jr.
Deb Grimes
Jackie Hartman Borck
Gabe Hernandez
Debra Houghton
Keith Houghton
Mary Lynn Manning
Arman Miller
Tom Moxley
Virginia Moxley
Aaron Otto
Ken Selzer
Dennis Shurtz
Carolyn Silvius
Terry Silvius
Sharon Taylor
Tim Taylor
Jerry Westhoff
Robin Westhoff

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