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. Ken Stoltzfus, 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
Teaching Faculty, Staff, and Administrators
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Bill Allan, B.S., Abilene Christian University; M.A., Cal Polytech State University
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.
Dr. Brenda Cain, B.S. Pittsburg State University; M.E.Ed.S, Wichita State University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota.
C. G. Chacko, B.A., Azusa College; M.A., San Diego State College; M.S., University of Oregon.
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. Malcolm Harris, B.A., Canisius College; Ph.D., University of Connecticut.
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 University; M.S., Emporia State University.
Dr. Christian Kettler, B.A., Friends University; M.A., MDiv, and Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary
Ted Krone, B.A., Fort Hays State University; M.F.A., Wichita State University.
Toni Libhart, BME, BFA, and MME; Wichita State University
Dr. Dan Lord, B.A., University of Kansas; MDiv, St Paul School of Theology; Ph.D., Boston University
Ann Marie Miller, B.M., Oberlin College; M.M. New England Conservatory.
Carol O’Hara, B.A., M.Ed., Wichita State University.
Dr. Charles Parker, B.A., Harding University; M.A., Harding School of Theology, M.A., University of Memphis; Ph.D., SIU-Carbondale
Dr. Ed Pearson, B.A., Fordham University; M.I.S., M.A., Friends University; J.D., President’s College School of Law.
Dr. John Rhodes, B.S., Florida State University; M.S., Troy University, and Ph.D., University of Florida
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.).
Stan Rogers, B.F.A., Wichita State University; M.A., Columbia University
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.