WSU Foundation Board of Directors

Board of Directors

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Wichita State University Foundation FY23 Board of directors

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors consists of 19 voting members and one ex-officio representative from Wichita State University. Board members are elected to a three-year term and may only serve two consecutive terms. This limitation may be waived and is not applicable to those assuming or holding positions of Committee Chair and/or Officer.

Board meetings are held quarterly, during which the board reviews, discusses, and votes on business and other matters relating to the Foundation. The board is vested with full control of all of the assets, affairs and business of the organization.

  • Board Chair: Lynn Nichols
  • Immediate Past Chair: Dan Peare
  • Board Chair-Elect: Jay Smith

Members

Pamela Ammar

Pamela Ammar

Graduation Year: '80

Term: 2022 - 1st term

Don Barry

Don Barry

Graduation Year: '81

Term: 2025 - 1st term

Susayn Brandes

Susayn Brandes

Giving Committee Chair

Graduation Year: '81

Term: 2024 - 2nd term

Wayne Chambers

Wayne Chambers

Graduation Year: '72, '79

Term: 2025 - 2nd term

Jeff DeGraffenreid

Jeff DeGraffenreid

NAC Nominating Committee Chair

Graduation Year: '88

Term: 2024 - 2nd term

Junetta Everett

Junetta Everett

Graduation Year: '79

Term: 2023 - 1st term

Mark Finucane

Mark Finucane

Graduation Year: '76

Term: 2025 - 1st term

Kelly Harrison

Kelly Harrison

Graduation Year: '81, '85 & '94

Term: 2024 - 1st term

Elizabeth H. King

Elizabeth H. King

President and CEO

WSU Foundation

Shadi Marcos

Shadi Marcos

Marketing/Communication Committee Chair

Graduation Year: '96

Term: 2023 - 1st term

Jane McHugh

Jane McHugh

Audit Committee Chair

Graduation Year: '80

Term: 2023 - 2nd term

Rick Muma

Rick Muma

President, WSU

Ex-Officio Member

Lynn Nichols

Lynn Nichols

Board Chair

Term: 2026 - extended term

Marilyn Pauly

Marilyn Pauly

Graduation Year: '72

Term: 2025 - 2nd term

Dan Peare

Dan Peare

Graduation Year: '82, '85

Term: 2024 - extended term

Shawn Penner

Shawn Penner

Treasurer

Investment Committee Chair

Graduation Year: '92 & '93

Term: 2024 - 1st term

John Rolfe

John Rolfe

Graduation Year: '85

Term: 2025 - 1st term

Jay Smith

Jay Smith

Board Chair - Elect

Graduation Year: '79

Term: 2028 - extended term

Maggie Topping

Maggie Topping

Graduation Year: '00

Term: 2025 - 1st term

Sheryl Wohlford

Sheryl Wohlford

Operations Committee Chair (Secretary)

Graduation Year: '82

Term: 2024 - 1st term