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
Mr. Michael Bankston - Wichita, KS
Mr. Craig Bay - Goddard, KS
Mr. Robert Casper - Wichita, KS
Mr. David Depew - Wichita, KS
Mrs. Kimberly Dugger Attwater - Wichita, KS
Mrs. Lynn Ghormley - Benton, KS
Mr. Bradley Haddock - Wichita, KS
Mrs. Leatha Hein - Valley Center, KS
Mr. Kevin Henderson - Wichita, KS
Dr. Kevin Hoppock - Valley Center, KS
Dr. Jace Hyder - Wichita, KS
Dr. Denis Knight - Wichita, KS
Dr. John Lewis - Andover, KS
Mr. Kelly Linnens - Hillsboro, KS
Mr. Paul Moore - Wichita, KS
Mrs. Jana Mullen - Valley Center, KS
Mr. James Nagy - McKinney, TX
Mr. Jeff Ramsey - Wichita, KS
Mrs. Renae Ryan - Wichita, KS
Dr. David Williams - Haviland, KS
Dr. Amy Bragg Carey - Wichita, KS, University President
Dr. John Lewis - Andover, KS, Chair
Dr. Denis Knight - Wichita, KS, Vice Chair
Mr. Craig Bay - Goddard, KS, Treasurer
Mrs. Lynn Ghormley - Benton, KS, Secretary
Mr. Dave Depew - Wichita, KS, Chair, Student Affairs Committee
Mrs. Leatha Hein - Valley Center, KS, Chair, Academic Affairs Committee
Mrs. Kimberly Dugger Attwater - Wichita, KS, Chair, University Advancement Committee
Dr. Amy Bragg Carey, University President
Dr. Guy Chmieleski, Campus Pastor and Dean of Campus Ministries
Vernon Dolezal, Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Ken Faffler, Vice President of Enrollment Management
Dr. Jasper Lesage, Vice President of Academic Affairs
Dr. Joseph Slavens, Vice President of Student Affairs
Kelley Williams, Vice President of Administration
Teaching Faculty, Academic Administrators and Adjunct Program Directors
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Dr. Kathryn Boyle, B.A., University of Kansas; Ph. D. University of Iowa (P. Dan Schultz Distinguished Professor of Chemistry).
Dr. Robert Leroy Brightup, A.B., Friends University; B.D., Nazarene Theological Seminary; Th.D., Iliff School of Theology.
Max Burson, B.S.Ed, M.S.Ed., Southwest Missouri State University; M.A., University of Missouri.
C. G. Chacko, B.A., Azusa College; M.A., San Diego State College; M.S., University of Oregon.
Dr. Brenda Cain, B.S. Pittsburg State University; M.E.Ed.S, Wichita State University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota.
Dr. G. Robert Dove, EB.S., M.S., Pittsburg State University; Ph.D., Kansas State University.
Dr. Gretchen Eick, EB.A., Kalamazoo College; M.A., Northwestern University, Ph.D., University of Kansas.
Dr. Harold Friesen, B.S., M.S., Mankato State University; Ed.D., Oklahoma State University.
Dr. Richard Gibson, B.F.A., Washburn University; M.Ed., Wichita State University; Ph.D. Kansas State University.
Dr. Willard Dale Goodrich, B.A., M.S., Wichita State University; Ed.D., University of Arkansas.
Dr. Malcolm Harris, B.A., Canisius College; Ph.D., University of Connecticut.
Robert (Bob) Harvey, M.S.M., Friends University.
Dr. Marv Hinten, B.S., M. A., University of Missouri; Ph. D. Bowling Green State University.
Dr. Wayne L. Howdeshell, B.A., Friends University; M.A., Wichita State University; Ph.D., Oklahoma State University.
Marilyn Jones, B.S., Wichita State Unviersity; M.S., Emporia State University.
Ted Krone, B.A., Fort Hays State University; M.F.A., Wichita State University.
Ann Marie Miller, 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, B.A., M.Ed., Wichita State University.
Dr. Ed Pearson, B.A., Fordham University; M.I.S., M.A., Friends University; J.D., President’s College School of Law.
Dr. Cecil J. Riney, 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, A.B., Mt. Holyoke College; M.S.W., The University of Oklahoma; M.B.A., Wichita State University.
Dr. Al Saber, B.S., University of Isfahan, Iran; M.S., Ph.D., University of Oklahoma.
Dr. Donna Stuber, B.S., Missouri Western State College; M.S. Emporia State University; Ph.D., Kansas State University.