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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

Beth Paladino

Beth Paladino
BS 1979
Wichita, KS
Board Chair
Executive Committee,
Finance Committee

Russ Everhart

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

Diane Beatty

Diane Beatty
BSB 1978
Edmond, OK
2nd Vice Chair
Executive Committee
Finance Committee

Stephen Williams

Stephen Williams
BS 1964, MS 1969
Newton, KS
Past Board Chair
Ex. Officio Executive Committee

Gary

Gary Allerheiligen
BSB 1970
Wichita, KS
Executive 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

Jason Fanning

Jason Fanning
BSB 1995
Olathe, KS
Executive Committee

Allison Garrett

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

Dale Gibbens

Dale Gibbens
BSB1978
Wichita, KS
Executive Committee

Jerry Herbert

Jerry Herbert
BSB 1971
Lenexa, KS
Executive Committee

Charlene Hughes

Charlene Hughes
Olathe, KS
BS 1981
Finance Committee

Jim Kessler

Jim Kessler
BSB 1974
Emporia, KS
Finance Committee

Greg Kossover

Greg Kossover
BSB1985
Wichita, KS
Finance Committee

Kuhlmann, Diana

Diana Kuhlmann
BSB 1986
Olpe, KS
Finance Committee
Executive Committee
Ex officio, non-voting

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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

Lynette Murphy

Lynette Murphy
BS 1989
Wichita, KS
Executive Committee

Bill Patterson

Bill Patterson
BS 1983
Lyndon, KS
President, Alumni Assoc.
Executive Committee
Ex-officio, non-voting

Mike Petitjean

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

Noel Roach

Noel Roach
Overland Park, KS
Finance Committee

Janet Schalansky

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

John

John (Trip) Shannon
BSB 1985
Overland Park, KS
Finance 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

Harry Stephens

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

Tom Thornbrugh

Tom Thornbrugh
BA 1968
Tulsa, OK
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

Larry DeBauge
BA 1963
Marco Island, FL

Joyce Didde
BSE 1982, MS 1989
Leawood, KS

Jodie Fund
BSB 1975
Emporia, KS

Robert (Bob) Hamman
BSE 1969
Salina, KS

Ray Harvey
BSE 1966
Topeka, KS

Angela Hoffman
BSB 1987, MBA 1992
Mission Hills, KS

Linda Hurt
Southlake, TX
BSB 1977

Russ Jenkins
BSE 1973
Emporia, KS

Jonathan Krueger
BA 2010
Boulder, CO

John Kudlacek
BA 1980
Valley View, TX

Teresa Martin
BS 1981
Kansas City, MO

John McDonald
BSE 1959, MS 1967
Stilwell, KS

Fred Neur
Shawnee, KS

Kim Penner
BSB 1980
Andover, KS

Steve Sauder
BSB 1968
Emporia, KS

Mark Schreiber
BSB 1978, MS 1981
Emporia, KS

Dan Shanelec
BA 1977
Lyons, KS

Lee Spence
BSB 1978
Hutchinson, KS

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

Richard Zahn
BSB 1973
Scottsdale, AZ