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Welcome new National Advisory Council members

Six new members have joined the WSU Foundation National Advisory Council as of July 1 for FY2016. We'd like you to meet them.

Martin W. Bauer

Martin W. BauerBauer received his bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University and his law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law. He has been an attorney in Wichita for more than three decades, practicing with the firm of Martin Pringle Oliver Wallace & Bauer LLP. He works primarily in commercial litigation, guardianship and probate litigation. Besides his involvement in professional organizations, Bauer is involved in Art Partners, Wichita Rotary, Rainbows United and the Kansas Arts Commission. Most of Bauer’s support for Wichita State has been to the Ulrich Museum of Art and he is the incoming chair for the Ulrich Advisory Board. He is married to Ann and they live in Wichita.

Wayne E. Chambers

Wayne E. ChambersChambers has two degrees from WSU, a BBA in accounting and an MS in accounting, 1972 and 1979, respectively. After a career of more than 30 years in corporate finance and management in the rent-to-own industry that took him to several major cities, he returned to his hometown of Wichita in 2005, joining High Touch Technologies as president and CEO. Through the company, Chambers established the High Touch Ted Cary Memorial Scholarship in 2010. It was set up to honor the founders of the company and many employees who are WSU graduates. Chambers also supports the Barton School of Business and was its commencement speaker in spring 2013. Chambers was the 2013-2014 Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce chairman. He and his wife, Susan, live in southeast Butler County.

Denis H. Dieker

Denis H. DiekerDieker has two degrees from WSU, a 1977 BBA in accounting and a 1980 MBA. He also attended Rutgers University’s Stonier Graduate School of Banking. He joined Midwest Drywall Company Inc., in 1987 and is CFO. He also is president of Arrow Management Services Inc. While at WSU, Dieker became a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity. He is a life member of the WSU Alumni Association and is immediate past chair of its board of directors. He has served as an ex-officio member of the WSU Foundation Board of Directors, representing the alumni association. He and his wife, Shirley, a 1980 graduate of Wichita State, provide generous support to athletics, the alumni association and the Alpha Phi Endowed Scholarship. They live in Wichita.

Junetta M. Everett

Everett, Junetta M.Everett is vice president of professional relations at Delta Dental of Kansas. She received her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from Wichita State in 1979. She is a former board member of the WSU Alumni Association and a current member of Women United, which supports the alumni association’s mission. She also sits on the dean’s advisory board for the WSU College of Health Professions and was the college’s 2004 commencement speaker. Everett has served on various other committees, such as the Advanced Education in General Dentistry campaign cabinet; the board of the Shocker Athletic Scholarship Organization, including one term as president; and the board of WSU Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Her service to leadership initiatives and industry-related boards are numerous. She is married to Victor. They live in Bel Aire.

Paul Longsworth

Paul LongsworthLongsworth earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance in 1985 from Wichita State. He is vice president for international environmental/nuclear in Fluor Corporation’s Government Group, where he is responsible for enhancing the performance and profitability of a $1.2 billion global environmental/nuclear operations business. He has been with Fluor since 2005, previously serving as vice president for new ventures and vice president for European sales and business development in Fluor’s London office. Prior to joining Fluor, Longsworth was deputy administrator for defense nuclear nonproliferation within the National Nuclear Security Administration. He and his wife established the Paul and Rebecca Longsworth Endowed Library Fund at Wichita State. They reside in Arlington, Va.

Ihssane Mounir

Ihssane MounirMounir graduated from Wichita State in 1994 and 1996 with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in aeronautical engineering. He began his career with Boeing in Seattle in 1997 as a senior aerodynamics engineer. Currently, he is senior vice president of sales for Northeast Asia. Appointed to this position in May 2011, Mounir is responsible for directing sales and managing business relationships with airlines, governments and other stakeholders in China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Thailand. He serves on the advisory board of WSU’s College of Engineering. Mounir was the Sam Bloomfield Distinguished Engineer in Residence lecturer in 2010. Because of his interest in experiential learning, he recently established funds in the College of Engineering that will benefit students and faculty. He is married to Michelle, also a WSU graduate. They live in Issaquah, Wash.

 

NAC members recognized

arrow Congratulations to WSU Foundation National Advisory Council members Ann Konecny, Sheryl Wohlford, Steve Feilmeier, J.V. Lentell, Debbie Haynes and Paul Allen. They are listed among the 50 Kansans You Should Know, recently selected by Ingram’s, Kansas City’s premier business magazine. Each of them is an accomplished professional and highly respected in the Wichita community, statewide and beyond. We are very proud of them and wish them continued success. To read the full article, please click here.