Notable news at the WSU Foundation

Wichita State University Foundation

Notable Achievements

Katie Link
Katie Link
Katie Link

Join us in celebrating Katie Link for her recognition as a 2022 Human Resources Young Professional by the Wichita Business Journal. Katie’s work as our sole HR professional at the WSU Foundation and Alumni Engagement (WSUFAE) is fundamental to the success of our organization.

Katie joined the WSUFAE just under a year ago and brings her bright personality and helpful coordination to everything she does. We are so proud to have her on the team!


 

New staff members

Aaryn Bennet
Aaryn Bennet
Aaryn Bennett

We are excited to welcome Aaryn Bennett to the marketing team as our Digital Marketing Coordinator. In this role, Aaryn will support email, web and social content development, and he says he’s excited to be part of the team helping advance WSU.

Aaryn graduated from Wichita State with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration – Marketing and spent several years on the marketing team at Legend Senior Living. Outside of the workplace, Aaryn can be found riding motorcycles, traveling and spending time with friends, family and his two dogs, Gronk and Mowgli.


 
Staci Rongish
Staci Rongish
Staci Rongish

Join us in welcoming Staci Rongish to our team as a Staff Accountant. Staci spent the last six years working as a personal banker and a retirement and deposit specialist with Credit Union of America, where she was responsible for maintaining compliance with both IRS and banking regulations.

We know Staci’s attention to detail will be invaluable in her role here, working with gift processing, donor compliance and other financial needs.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Fort Hays State University, and she is currently working to complete a master’s degree. Outside of work, Staci and her husband, Ryan, along with their two children and dogs, enjoy going to the lake, camping, jet skiing and fishing.


 
Kari Ames
Kari Ames
Kari Ames

Please join us in welcoming Kari Ames to the WSU Foundation. Taking on the role of director of special events, Kari will work to plan functions which foster meaningful relationships and increase donor support and loyalty. Kari attended Friends University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in Zoo Science and Biology. Since graduation, Kari has been an active member of the Wichita community through her involvement at the Greater Wichita YMCA.

Outside of work, Kari enjoys watching football, knitting and spending time with her husband, Corey, and four children. She is excited to contribute to the Donor Experience team and join the vibrant culture of Shocker Nation.

Welcome, Kari!


 

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