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K-State Proud

K-State Proud leaders

Student leaders of the K-State Proud campaign are selected through a competitive process. In turn, they recruit an honorary chair from the K-State family who works with them to advance the campaign. 

Campaign Leadership 2018-2019

Elizabeth Patton, Vice President of Campaigns, Student Foundation
Zac Donley, K-State Proud Co-Chair
Ethan Kallenberger, K-State Proud Co-Chair
Tori Thomas, K-State Proud Co-Chair
Lane Coberly, President, Student Foundation
Katie Horton, Vice President of Communications, Student Foundation


The Campaign Planning Team works all year to plan, execute and lead the K-State Proud campaign. K-State Proud co-chairs serve as the chief visionaries and ambassadors for K-State’s premiere student philanthropic campaign. As a K-State Proud co-chair, you have the unique opportunity to foster change at K-State by raising funds for students who have exhausted all financial resources available to them.

K-State Proud co-chairs are selected in the spring semester. Come back to this page at the beginning of the spring semester to learn about the application process. To contact any member of the K-State Proud Campaign Planning Team, please email kstateproud@found.ksu.edu


2017-18 K-State Proud Chairs, from left to right: Coach Mike Dibbini, Baylee Heitschmidt, Gaby Riggs, Dr. Michael Wesch

Honorary Chair 

The K-State Proud honorary chair is an outstanding member of the K-State family who works with the student advisory board to advance the campaign. The 2017-2018 Proud Honorary Chairs were Coach Mike Dibbini, the K-State Women's Soccer Coach and Dr. Mike Wesch, K-State Anthropology Professor. 

Former honorary chairs have included:

Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students, Dr. Pat Bosco; Executive Associate Athletic Director for Strategic Initiatives, Laird Veatch; Instructor and Advisor for the Staley School of Leadership Studies, Mike Finnegan; K-State Volleyball Coach Susie Fritz; K-State President Kirk Schulz and First Lady Dr. Noel Schulz; former K-State President Jon Wefald and his wife Ruth Ann; former Men's Basketball coach Frank Martin; CASE National Professor of the Year Dr. Michael Wesch; band director Dr. Frank Tracz; President of the K-State Alumni Association Amy Button Renz; and Stephanie Bannister, the associate director of Student Living.