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What is the Board of Trustees?

The KSU Foundation is fortunate to have a large body of trustees who support the university generously and serve as ambassadors in their communities. Trustees elect members of the board of directors, who serve as the foundation’s governing body. Directors meet quarterly to consider strategic and policy issues and also serve on standing committees to provide guidance and oversight to foundation staff. 

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The Road Ahead, KSU Foundation Board of Trustees Virtual Meeting

Friday, September 18, 2020

2 p.m. to 4 p.m. TRUSTEE MEETING

Welcome and CEO Insights

  • Steve Lacy, Board of Trustees Chair
  • Greg Willems, KSU Foundation President and CEO

Greg Willems answers questions about the KSU Foundation, its results for FY20, the close of the Innovation and Inspiration campaign and what’s next for the organization.

University Update

  • Richard Myers, K-State President
  • Chuck Taber, K-State Provost
  • Thomas Lane, Vice President of Student Life
  • Bryan Samuel, K-State Chief Diversity Officer
  • Ethan Erickson, K-State Chief Financial Officer and Director of Budget Planning
  • Shari Crittendon, K-State General Counsel

University leaders share how they are working to address the most pressing topics of the day, including the impact of COVID-19 on enrollment, budget and strategic initiatives in addition to social justice concerns on campus. You’ll have the opportunity to engage with the panel and ask questions that are important to you.

The future of student recruitment at K-State

  • Karen Goos, K-State Vice Provost of Enrollment Management
  • Jeannie Brown Leonard, K-State Vice Provost of Student Success
  • Thomas Lane, Vice President of Student Life
  • Moderated by Mary Tolar, Director Staley School of Leadership Studies

Leaders of K-State’s strategic enrollment management initiative share with trustees K-State’s evolving recruitment strategies and how they are working to modernize them to address segments of student loss.


Join the K-State family as we celebrate K-State’s future with the final episode of our Virtual Family Experience series.To join the Innovation and Inspiration Campaign Finale, visit inspire.k-state.edu.


All membership voting will be conducted in advance of the virtual meeting. You will receive an email with instructions on how to vote for new trustees, emeritus trustees and board of directors. Please cast your vote before September 1.


We are excited to welcome our new trustees! All new members will receive orientation materials via email on Monday, September 14. You will have a series of short videos to watch that will give you a front-row seat into how the KSU Foundation works to support K-State and the important role you will play as our premier advocates, ambassadors and invest


Making a Difference e-newsletter

Read Making A Difference, an e-newsletter for trustees.

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