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The University was founded in 1898 by the Society of Friends (better known as the Quakers) who operated the University until the 1930s.
Governance of the institution was then turned over to an independent Board of Trustees.
Board of Trustees
Michael Bankston - Wichita, KS
Marilyn Brown - Harrisonville, MO
Kimberly Dugger Attwater - Wichita, KS
Ardith Dunn - Moscow, KS
Lynn Ghormley - Benton, KS
Kevin Henderson - Wichita, KS
Dr. Kevin Hoppock - Wichita, KS
Dr. Jace Hyder - Wichita, KS
Kelly Linnens - Hillsboro, KS
Paul Moore - Wichita, KS
Jana Mullen - Wichita, KS
Dr. Amy Bragg Carey - Wichita, KS, University President
Dr. John Lewis - Andover, KS, Chair
Dr. Denis Knight - Wichita, KS, Vice Chair
Craig Bay - Goddard, KS, Treasurer
Duane Hansen - Wichita, KS, Secretary
Dave Depew - Wichita, KS, Chair, Student Affairs Committee
Leatha Hein - Valley Center, KS, Chair, Academic Affairs Committee
Dr. Amy Bragg Carey, University President
Marsha Brewersdorf, Vice President of Finance
Dr. Guy Chmieleski, Campus Pastor and Dean of Campus Ministries
Ken Faffler, Vice President of Enrollment Management
Dr. Jasper Lesage, Vice President of Academic Affairs
Dr. Carole Obermeyer, Vice President of Student Affairs
Kelley Williams, Vice President of Administration
Teaching Faculty, Academic Administrators and Adjunct Program Directors
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Dr. Robert Leroy Brightup, Emeritus, A.B., Friends University; B.D., Nazarene Theological Seminary; Th.D., Iliff School of Theology.
Max Burson, Emeritus, B.S.Ed, M.S.Ed., Southwest Missouri State University; M.A., University of Missouri.
C. G. Chacko, Emeritus, B.A., Azusa College; M.A., San Diego State College; M.S., University of Oregon.
Dr. Brenda Cain, Emerita, B.S. Pittsburg State University; M.E.Ed.S, Wichita State University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota.
Dr. G. Robert Dove, Emeritus, B.S., M.S., Pittsburg State University; Ph.D., Kansas State University.
Dr. Gretchen Eick, Emerita, B.A., Kalamazoo College; M.A., Northwestern University, Ph.D., University of Kansas.
Dr. Harold Friesen, Emeritus, B.S., M.S., Mankato State University; Ed.D., Oklahoma State University.
Dr. Richard Gibson, Emeritus, B.F.A., Washburn University; M.Ed., Wichita State University; Ph.D. Kansas State University.
Dr. Willard Dale Goodrich, Emeritus, B.A., M.S., Wichita State University; Ed.D., University of Arkansas.
Dr. Wayne L. Howdeshell, Emeritus, B.A., Friends University; M.A., Wichita State University; Ph.D., Oklahoma State University.
Marilyn Jones, Emerita, B.S., Wichita State Unviersity; M.S., Emporia State University.
Ted Krone, Emeritus, B.A., Fort Hays State University; M.F.A., Wichita State University.
Ann Marie Miller, Emerita, B.M., Oberlin College; M.M. New England Conservatory.
Philip Nagley, Emeritus, Curator of Museum; B.S., Wilmington College; M.A., Columbia University; Honorary Doctorate in Humanities, Friends University.
Carol O’Hara, Emerita, B.A., M.Ed., Wichita State University.
Dr. Cecil J. Riney, Emeritus, B.M., Friends University; M.M.E., University of Kansas; D.M.A., University of Southern California. (Lewis M. and Selma M. Miller Distinguished Professor of Music.).
Elizabeth G. Ross, Emerita, A.B., Mt. Holyoke College; M.S.W., The University of Oklahoma; M.B.A., Wichita State University.
Dr. Al Saber, Emeritus, B.S., University of Isfahan, Iran; M.S., Ph.D., University of Oklahoma.