Making a Difference

A look back: the 2016 Fall Meeting

KSU Foundation President and CEO Greg Willems and Acting Chair of the Board of Trustees Sharon Evers at the 2016 Fall Meeting in September.

Thank you to the more than 200 trustees who attended our fall meeting in September. This special edition of Making a Difference will allow you to review the presentations and videos featured at the meeting this year. Whether you were able to attend or not, please be sure to fill out our follow-up survey.

Highlights from this year’s meeting included:

State of the Organization (View a PDF here)
Presenters: KSU Foundation senior leadership

University Finance 101 (View a PDF here)
Presenter: Gen. Richard Myers, interim president, Kansas State University

Kansas Board of Regents luncheon presentation (View as PDF here)
Presenters: Blake Flanders, Kansas Board of Regents president/CEO

Center for Risk Management
Watch the videos from the presentation, or contact Emilie Fink at or 785.532.7571.

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

Janet Ayres and Kevin Lockett were honored for their service as members of the KSU Foundation Board of Directors. From left to right: KSU Foundation President and CEO Greg Willems, outgoing board members Janet Ayres and Kevin Lockett, and Chair of the Board of Directors Rand Berney.

New trustee Karen Bachman of Emporia, Kansas, enjoys conversation at a reception following New Trustee Orientation. The KSU Foundation welcomed 45 new members this year.


Trustees got a sneak peek at the 2017 K-State Proud logo during the KSU Foundation’s State of the Organization presentation.

Trustees enjoyed a reception on Friday night following the day of meetings.

Each trustee was honored with a personalized Board of Trustees Uploma, a symbol of their commitment and role as K-State’s premier advocates, ambassadors and investors. Pictured here, Kent Bradley of Valley Center, Kansas, receives his uploma from K-State student Sophia Pitney of Abilene, Kansas, at the evening reception.


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