Trustees: K-State advocates, ambassadors and investors

New trustees elected for KSU Foundation

Following an election September 29 at the semiannual meeting of Kansas State University Foundation’s board of trustees in Manhattan, five members were elected to three-year terms on the foundation’s Board of Directors, and 40 members were elected to four-year terms on its board of trustees.

The KSU Foundation now has 315 trustees serving as the university’s premier advocates, ambassadors and investors.

The KSU Foundation’s board of directors oversees management, control and supervision of the KSU Foundation’s business and affairs. Michelle Munson, Berkeley, California, who earned bachelor’s degrees in 1996 in physics from the College of Arts and Sciences and electrical engineering from the College of Engineering, was elected to the board for her first three-year term. Re-elected to the board were the following: Dave Everitt, Marco Island, Florida, who earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the College of Engineering in 1975; Sharon Evers, St. Joseph, Missouri, who earned a bachelor’s degree in modern languages from the College of Arts and Sciences in 1967; Mike Goss, Westport, Connecticut, who earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the College of Arts and Sciences in 1981; and Carl Ice, Westlake, Texas, who earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the College of Engineering in 1979.

The following individuals from Kansas were elected trustees of the KSU Foundation:

Mike and Lynn Wiegers, Baldwin City; Tom and Ann Smith, Garfield; Ramin and Ashley Cherafat, Charles and Carolyn Kellogg, all from Leawood; Tom and Barbara Holcombe, Joel and Sharon Kriss, Jamie and Kim McAtee, all from Manhattan; Steve and Patricia Baccus, Minneapolis; Jay Heidrick and Missy Decker-Heidrick, Olathe; Alan and Kathy Hale, Salina; Barbara Hesse, Topeka; and Lance and Kara White, Wamego.

From out-of-state:

Mark and Brenda Brown, Mesa, Arizona; Michelle Munson and Serban Simu, Berkeley, California; Elizabeth Hund, Evergreen, Colorado; Tony and Mary Jane Link, Midland, Georgia; Charlie and Jan Cole, Allen West and Angela Graham-West, all of Dallas, Texas; Wayne and Barbara Harms, Houston, Texas; Vern and Joan Herbel, McKinney, Texas; and Lou and Jenn Von Thaer, Vienna, Virginia. 

“Our KSU Foundation trustees and directors personify an outstanding commitment to boldly advance the K-State family,” said Greg Willems, president and CEO of the KSU Foundation. “We thank our trustees — new and returning — for their leadership and dedication to K-State.”

As Kansas State University’s strategic partner for philanthropy, the KSU Foundation inspires and guides philanthropy toward university priorities to boldly advance K-State family. The foundation is leading Innovation and Inspiration: The Campaign for Kansas State University to raise $1.4 billion for student success, faculty development, facility enhancement and programmatic success. Visit for more information.

2017 Fall KSU Foundation Trustees

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