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. Craig Bay - Goddard, KS
Mr. Robert Casper - Wichita, KS
Mr. David Depew - Wichita, KS
Mrs. Kimberly Dugger Attwater - Wichita, KS
Mr. Brent Edmisten - Wichita, KS
Mrs. Lynn Ghormley - Benton, KS
Mr. Kevin Henderson - Wichita, KS
Dr. Kevin Hoppock - Valley Center, KS
Dr. Jace Hyder - Wichita, KS
Dr. John Lewis - Andover, KS
Mr. Paul Moore - Wichita, KS
Mr. James Nagy - McKinney, TX
Mr. Jeff Ramsey - Wichita, KS
Mrs. Renae Ryan - Wichita, KS
Dr. Kent Walkemeyer - La Habra, CA
Dr. David Williams - Derby, KS
Mr. C. Patrick Woods - Topeka, KS
Dr. Amy Bragg Carey - Wichita, KS, University President
Dr. John Lewis - Andover, KS, Chair
Mr. Paul Moore - Wichita, KS, Vice Chair
Mr. Craig Bay - Goddard, KS, Treasurer
Mrs. Lynn Ghormley - Benton, KS, Secretary
Mr. Kevin Henderson - Wichita, KS, Chair, Student Affairs Committee
Mr. James Nagy - McKinney, TX, Chair, Academic Affairs Committee
Mrs. Kimberly Dugger Attwater - Wichita, KS, Chair, University Advancement Committee
Dr. Amy Bragg Carey, University President
Dr. Jasper Lesage, Vice President of Academic Affairs
Vernon Dolezal, Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Kelley Williams, Vice President of Administration
Deb Stockman, Vice President of Enrollment Management
Dr. Guy Chmieleski, Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Campus Ministries
Dr. Ken Stoltzfus, Academic Dean
Teaching Faculty, Staff, and Administrators
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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.
Lisa Hittle, B.M., Kansas State University; B.MEd., Wichita State University; M.M., Wichita 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. Kathy Slemp, B.B.A., Wichita State University; M.S., Kansas State University; Ph.D., Capella University.
Dr. Donna Stuber, B.S., Missouri Western State College; M.S. Emporia State University; Ph.D., Kansas State University.
Dr. John Taylor, B.M.E., Bowling Green State University; M.M.E., Indiana University; Ph.D., Ohio State University.
Dr. Jan Wilson, B.S., Oklahoma State University; M.S. Wichita State University; Ph.D., Kansas State University.