Seven Emporia State alumni have joined the ESU Foundation’s Board of Trustees for three-year terms.
The seven new trustees come from varied backgrounds representing the three undergraduate colleges and five degree programs. They have nine ESU degrees among them at both the bachelor and master level.
Joining the ESU Foundation board are:
- Michael J. Burbach of Overland Park, second vice president and assistant general counsel for Security Benefit, earned a bachelor of science in business in accounting in 1996.
- Steve Coen of Andover, former president/CEO of Kansas Health Foundation, earned a bachelor of science in business in business administration in 1976.
- Cynthia J. Eisenhauer of Kansas City, Missouri, independent government financial consultant, earned a bachelor of science in education degree in English in 1970.
- Ron Frierson Jr. of Los Angeles, director of economic policy for the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office, earned a bachelor of science in social sciences in 1996.
- Dorine Harter of Emporia, retired owner and financial advisor for Harter Insurance & Financial, earned a bachelor of science in business in business administration in 1972 and a master of business administration in 1973.
- Dr. Brock Kretsinger of Emporia, internal medicine physician with Cotton O’Neil-Emporia, earned a bachelor of arts degree in biology/chemistry in 1970.
- Carla Smith of Wichita, retired educator with Wichita Public Schools, earned a bachelor of science in education in elementary education in 1975 and a master’s in curriculum and instruction in 1977.
Foundation trustees use their talents and professional expertise to generate, acquire and steward the resources the university needs to fulfill its mission. They 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 raise philanthropic resources to advance the mission of Emporia State University.