Five new members join FHSU Alumni Association Board of Directors

Alumni Board of DIrectors

06/29/2016 kap/sry
HAYS, Kan. -- The Fort Hays State University Alumni Association Board of Directors has announced the addition of five new board members.

They were introduced June 17 at the board's summer meeting in Hays. New to the board are Emily Brandt, student, Beloit; Dr. Jennifer Brantley, Halstead; Treva "Betty" Johnson, Lawrence; Richard "Dick" Selensky, Shawnee Mission; and Lance Tilton, Chapman.

Brandt is a political science major at FHSU and will serve as the 2016-17 Student Government Association president. She will serve a one-year term as an ex-officio member and also serve on the Membership and Marketing Committee.

Brantley is the manager of public education at Envision Inc., Wichita. Brantley received a Bachelor of Science in biology from FHSU in 1993. She will serve a four-year board term and hold a position on the Chapter Development Committee.

Johnson, president of Betty Johnson and Associates, received a Bachelor of Arts in communication studies from FHSU in 1980. Johnson will serve a four-year board term and hold a position on the Membership and Marketing Committee.

Selensky, retired, received both his undergraduate degree in technology studies in 1956 and graduate degree in education administration in 1963 from FHSU. He is the incoming Half Century Club president and will serve a two-year board term on the Awards and Recognition Committee.

Tilton, agricultural and commercial lender with ASTRA Bank, received a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing from FHSU in 2009. Tilton joins the board for a four-year term and will serve on the Finance and Operations Committee.

"We are fortunate to have a 24-member board of highly talented and dedicated graduates assisting us in furthering the overall success of the association," said DeBra Prideaux, executive director of alumni and governmental relations. "All five of our newest board members bring expertise and energy to the association as we continue to strengthen the FHSU Tiger alumni family."

The 2016-17 Executive Council is composed of Mitchell Hall, Harper, board president; Dr. Marcy Aycock, Sedgwick, vice president; Leo Lake, Salina; Denise Riedel, Overland Park; Ethan Harder, Elkhart; Mike Koerner, Hays; Lea Ann Curtis, Topeka; and Chad Fowler, Andale.

Hall, a 2005 FHSU graduate, received a bachelor's degree in political science. He is the owner of H2O Drilling LLC, and Hall Family Land & Cattle LLC.

Aycock received a Bachelor of Arts in art education from FHSU in 1984. She is a member of the Awards and Recognition Committee and is an academy development manager with the National Academy Foundation based in New York, N.Y.

Lake, retired educational administrator, received his bachelor's in elementary education in 1957 and master's in education administration in 1961, both from FHSU. Lake will serve as chair of the Awards and Recognition Committee.

Riedel received a Bachelor of Arts in communication studies from FHSU in 1986. Riedel, a freelance consultant and writer, is the owner of Riedel Communication and will serve as chair of the Chapter Development Committee.

Harder, field technician and safety coordinator with Harder & Associates LLC, received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from FHSU in 2005. Harder serves as chair of the Finance and Operations Committee.

Koerner earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees in information networking and telecommunications from FHSU in 2000 and 2005, respectively. Koerner is the operations and systems manager of Eagle Communications, an adjunct instructor for FHSU's Department of Informatics, and serves as chair of the Membership and Marketing Committee.

Curtis, director of the Advantage Center at the Washburn Institute of Technology, received her Bachelor of Science in elementary education in 1976 and a Master of Science in education administration in 1982 from FHSU. Curtis serves in an at-large position on the Executive Council and is a member of the Membership and Marketing Committee.

Fowler, compliance manager and vice president with Wells Fargo, graduated from FHSU in 1999 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance. Fowler will serve in an at-large position and as vice chair of the Finance and Operations Committee.

Other members of the board:
• Molly Aspan, Tulsa, an attorney with Hall Estill.
• Dr. Sandy Billinger, Roeland Park, an associate professor at KU Medical Center.
• Dr. LeAnn Brown, WaKeeney, an assistant professor of management and human resources at FHSU.
• Rich Dreiling, Wichita, an account sales manager for CD Custom Enterprises LLC.
• Angela Gaughan, Wichita, VISTA project specialist at the Wichita State University Center for Community Support and Research.
• Dr. Emily Griffin Overocker, Edmond, Okla., director for student success at the University of Central Oklahoma.
• Dr. Ken Ruder, Petersburg, Ky., a professor emeritus at Southern Illinois University.
• Dr. Roger Schieferecke, Hays, director of the Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science.
• Charles "Chuck" Sexson, Topeka, is retired.
• Richard "Rich" Sieker, Hays, a sales representative for Eagle Communications.
• Dave Voss, Colby, a network development manager with Centene Corp.-Sunflower State Health Plan.

Retiring board members Dr. Eric Grospitch, Overland Park; Dr. Diane Scott, Broomfield, Colo.; J. Alan Feist, Downs; and Ulises Gonzalez, 2016 graduate, Garden City, were recognized for their combined 10 years of service.

Established in 1916, the Fort Hays State University Alumni Association serves the population of FHSU graduates by identifying needs and providing solutions. More than 60,000 graduates live throughout the United States and approximately 74 foreign countries.

The board sets the policy and direction of the association in developing life-long relationships between the university and alumni.

Board nominations are accepted as positions become available. For more information, visit www.goforthaysstate.com, email alumni@fhsu.edu or call 785-628-4430 or toll free 1-888-351-3591.

For a complete listing and photos of the FHSU Alumni Board of Directors, visit www.goforthaysstate.com/abod.

Cutline: Standing (l-r): Leo Lake, Rich Dreiling, Marcy Aycock, Angela Gaughan, Eric Grospitch, Jennifer Brantley, Lance Tilton, Chad Fowler, Denise Riedel, Molly Aspan, Alan Feist, DeBra Prideaux and Ethan Harder. Seated (l-r): Lea Ann Curtis, Mike Koerner, Chuck Sexson, Dave Voss, Mitch Hall and Betty Johnson. Not pictured: Sandy Billinger, Emily Brandt, LeAnn Brown, Ken Ruder, Roger Schieferecke and Rich Sieker



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