Kansas State University


Johnson Cancer Research Center Newsletter

Welcomes and farewells

Jan GalitzerWe bid farewell to our assistant to the director Jan Galitzer, who is retiring in June. Jan joined the center in 1997, when it was directed by Dr. Terry Johnson, who passed away just four years later. She was very instrumental in building the center’s success…and even its current facility. She successfully managed its operations and transition to a new director after Dr. Johnson’s death. Her dedication to the center has been very evident and her years of valuable service much-appreciated.

Jan says she looks forward to spending more time contributing to community organizations and with family. We wish her a wonderful new phase of life!

David Spafford

We welcome our new associate director of development David Spafford. David went to high school in Belleville, Kan., and graduated from K-State in political science & social science in 1990. He has been a fundraiser at multiple universities, including at K-State from 1994 to 2000. He and his wife Bryanna (’99) have six children and a farm. They are active with their church and enjoy outdoor activities like going to the lake and K-State football games.

David replaces Tracy Robinson, who is now the director of development for university programs at the KSU Foundation.

We are also pleased to welcome new faculty researchers Michael Veeman and Yuntao Zhang, biology, and Lawrence Davis, biochemistry & molecular biology, and advisory council members Hank Doering, MD, Manh.; Lynn Wagner, Dodge City, Kan.; and Nancy Wolfe, Monument, Colo.