Emporia State University Foundation Board of Trustees

Foundation trustees are advocates for Emporia State. They use their talents and professional expertise to generate, acquire, and conserve the resources the University needs to fulfill its mission.

Trustees serve as role models for potential donors by generously contributing of their own time and resources. They are actively involved in university events and programs, and serve to find ways to meet the university's financial needs.

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Trustee Leadership

Stephen Williams

Stephen Williams
BS 1964, MS 1969
Newton, KS
Board Chair
Executive Committee,
Finance Committee

Beth Paladino

Beth Paladino
BS 1979
Wichita, KS
Vice-Chair
Executive Committee,
Finance Committee

Russ Everhart

Russ Everhart
BSB 1990, MS 1996
Leawood, KS
2nd Vice Chair
Executive Committee,
Finance Committee

Kim Penner

Kim Penner
BSB 1980
Andover, KS
Past Board Chair
Executive Committee

Gary

Gary Allerheiligen
BSB 1970
Wichita, KS
Executive Committee

Diane Beatty

Diane Beatty
BSB 1978
Edmond, OK
Finance Committee

Donna Breshears

Donna Breshears
Emporia, KS
Executive Assistant
Corporate Secretary,
Executive Committee,
Finance Committee,
Ex-officio, Non-voting

Ike

Ike Diel
BSB 1986
Shawnee, KS
Executive Committee

Lorinda Duncan

Lorinda Duncan
BSB 1993
Emporia, KS
Chief Financial Officer
Corporate Treasurer
Executive Committee,
Finance Committee
Ex-officio, Non-voting

Skip Evans

Charles "Skip" Evans
BSB 1966
Emporia, KS
Executive Committee

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Ed Flentje
BSE 1964
Wichita, KS
Finance Committee

Allison Garrett

Allison Garrett
Emporia, KS
President
Emporia State Univ.
Executive Committee
Ex-officio, Non-voting

Gary Handy

Gary Handy
Lawrence, KS
BS 2004
President, Alumni
Association Board of
Directors
Executive Committee
Ex-officio, Non-voting

Jerry Herbert

Jerry Herbert
BSB 1971
Lenexa, KS
Executive Committee

Don Hill

Don Hill
Emporia, KS
Finance Committee

Jim Kessler

Jim Kessler
BSB 1974
Emporia, KS
Finance Committee

Kuhlmann, Diana

Diana Kuhlmann
BSB 1986
Olpe, KS
Ex Officio Finance
Committee
Ex Officio Executive
Committee

Teresa Markowitz

Teresa Markowitz
BS 1978
Baltimore, MD
Executive Committee

Teresa Martin

Teresa Martin
BS 1981
Kansas City, MO
Executive Committee

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Gene Merry
BSB 1976
Burlington, KS
Finance Committee

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Don Miller
BSB 1965, MS 1966
Emporia, KS
Finance Committee

Fred Neuer2

Fred Neuer
Shawnee, KS
Executive Committee

Mike Petitjean

Mike Petitjean
BSE 1970, MS 1978
Newton, KS
Finance Committee

Janet Schalansky

Janet Schalansky
BA 1972, MS 1973
Topeka, KS
Executive Committee 

Shane Shivley

Shane Shivley
BSB 2000
Emporia, KS
President/CEO
Executive Committee
Finance Committee
Ex-officio, Non-voting

Karen Sommers
FS 1968
Emporia, KS
Executive Committee

Kurt Steinkuhler

Kurt Steinkuhler
Emporia, KS
Executive Committee

Harry Stephens

Harry Stephens
BA 1965, MS 1972
Emporia, KS
Executive Committee

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Judith Wakefield
BSE 1969
Edmond, OK
Finance Committee

Richard Zahn2

Richard Zahn
BSB 1973
Scottsdale, AZ
Executive Committee


Trustee Membership

DeWayne Backhus
BS 1966
Emporia, KS

James Barnett
BA 1976
Topeka, KS

Myrl Cobb
BSB 1965, MS 1966
Sahuarita, AZ

Larry DeBauge
BA 1963
Marco Island, FL

Joyce Didde
BSE 1982, MS 1989
Leawood, KS

Jason Fanning
BSB 1995
Olathe, KS

Jodie Fund
BSB 1975
Emporia, KS

Dale Gibbens
Andover, KS
BSB 1978

Robert (Bob) Hamman
BSE 1969
Salina, KS

Ray Harvey
BSE 1966
Topeka, KS

Angela Hoffman
BSB 1987, MBA 1992
Mission Hills, KS

Charlene Hughes
BSB 1981
Olathe, KS

Linda Hurt
Southlake, TX
BSB 1977

Russ Jenkins
BSE 1973
Emporia, KS

Jonathan Krueger
BA 2010
Boulder, CO

John McDonald
BSE 1959, MS 1967
Stilwell, KS

Lynette Murphy
Wichita, KS
BS 1989

John (J.D.) Rios
BSB 1983
Kansas City, KS

Steve Sauder
BSB 1968
Emporia, KS

Mark Schreiber
BSB 1978, MS 1981
Emporia, KS

Dan Shanelec
BA 1977
Lyons, KS

John (Trip) Shannon
BSB 1985
Overland Park, KS

Lee Spence
BSB 1978
Hutchinson, KS

Gary Tenpenny
BSB 1976
Topeka, KS

Tom Thornbrugh
Tulsa, OK
BA 1968

Mike Turnbull
FS 1971
Emporia, KS

Bob Warren
BS 1968, MS 1969
Santa Clara, CA

Tim Wright
BSB 1986
Emporia, KS

Debra Wynn
BSE 1972, MS 1975
Colorado Springs, CO

Deryl Wynn
BSB 1983, BFA 1983
Kansas City, KS

Theresa (Terry) Young
BSB 1985
Topeka, KS