KSU Foundation elects 35 new trustees, reelects 82

Following a vote at the Sept. 8 meeting of the Kansas State University Foundation’s Board of Trustees in Manhattan, Kansas, two members were reelected to a three-year term on the foundation’s board of directors, two members were newly elected to the board of directors and 35 new members were elected to four-year terms on its board of trustees. Additionally, 82 members were reelected to the board of trustees.

The KSU Foundation now has 346 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.

Reelected to the board of directors were Sue Barsamian, Park City, Utah; and Leanne Caret, Argyle, Texas.

John Buser, Dallas, Texas; and Mark Gardiner, Ashland, Kansas were both elected to their first, three-year term on the board of directors. Buser received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Kansas State University’s College of Business Administration. Gardiner received his bachelor’s degree in animal science and industry from Kansas State University’s College of Agriculture.   

The following individuals were elected to the board of trustees for the first time: Norman Anderson, Indianola, Iowa; Steve and Connie Brown, Topeka, Kansas; Shelley Casagrande, Castle Pines, Colorado; Tanner and Kelsi Coble, Olathe, Kansas; David and Lynda Dawson, Olathe, Kansas; Larry Durant and Brian Britton, Leawood, Kansas; Dusty Garner, New York, New York; Jim and Jada Hill, Cincinnati, Ohio; John and Shawn Lagemann, Olathe, Kansas; Renee Laird, Castle Rock, Colorado; John and Leslie Martin, Bluffton, South Carolina; Deb McCullough, Parker, Colorado; Randy McGrath, Lawrence, Kansas; David and Janet Oswalt, Lenexa, Kansas; Kathleen Parke, Hays, Kansas; Jim and Marsha Reed, Naples, Florida; Robert and Laura Sidlinger, Topeka, Kansas; Dale and Christina Silvius, Leawood, Kansas; John and Lynda Tobald, Glasco, Kansas; Tracy and Kipp Van Camp, Topeka, Kansas; and Cindy Wallis-Lage and Kent Lage, Leawood, Kansas.

Reelected to the board of trustees were the following: Lyndsey and Liz Barclay, Sue Barsamian, John and Nancy Blackwell, Cheryl Blake, Lee Borck and Jackie Hartman Borck, Karen Campbell, Charlie and Marla Chandler, Nancy Chiou-Siepman, Craig and Kate Cillessen, Jim and Ann Coen, Ray and Alysia Dempsey, Dave and Ellie Everitt, Rick and Linda Fornelli, Curt and Sherry Frasier, Janie Gamba Massey, Gary and Victoria Grimes, Lee and Barb Harris, Pat and Jill Harrison, Gabe Hernandez, Don and Gretta Hoffman, Keith and Debra Houghton, Carolyn Jackson, Phil and Shelly Kirk, Kurt and Jill Kolbeck, Rick Malir and Bonnie Coley-Malir, Joe Miller and Louise Burke, Leo and Amy Sue Nunnink, Mike and Judy O’Brate, Pat Parke, Tom and Connie Paulson, Karen Pence, Cory and Kendra Ramsey, Robert and Becca Reichenberger, Tim and Holly Roberts, Larry and Barbara Schulte, Ken Selzer and Deb Grimes, Tim and Sharon Taylor, Steve and Kay Theede, Marty Vanier, Jay and Jan Vavricek, Mike and Renee Walczak, Jerry and Robin Westhoff, Mark and Chris Whitehead, Don Wilbur, Meg and Kris Yaege, and Mark and Kim Young.

As Kansas State University’s strategic partner for philanthropy, the KSU Foundation inspires and guides philanthropy toward university priorities to boldly advance K-State.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities at the K-State Foundation, visit: ksufoundation.org/about/leadership/board-of-trustees/.

Candace Stimmel

Candace Stimmel Director of Volunteer Engagement


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