2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
    Sep 27, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

Board of Trustees, Cabinet and Faculty



The University was founded in 1898 by the Society of Friends (better known as the Quakers) who operated the University until the 1930s. The governance of the institution was then turned over to an independent Board of Trustees.

Board of Trustees

Mr. Gil Alvarez - Wichita, Kansas

Deputy Superintendent, Wichita Public Schools

BOT Member since 2021

 

Mr. Craig Bay - Gooddard, Kansas

Plant Construction Manager, Kyodo Youshi Manufacturing Americas

BOT Member since: 2020

 

Dr. Kneeland Brown - Wichita, Kansas

Special Appointment Professor of Business, Friends University

BOT Member since: 2019

 

Mr. Robert Casper - Wichita, Kansas

President and CEO, POET Ethanol Products

BOT Member since: 2016

 

Mrs. Kimberly Dugger-Attwater - Wichita, Kansas

Corporate Sales Trainer & Public Relations, Mike Steven Auto Group

BOT Member since: 2013

 

Mr. Brent Edmisten - Wichita, Kansas

Vice President, Excel Industries, Inc.

BOT Member since: 2019

 

Mrs. Lynn Ghormley - Benton, Kansas

Retired, Music Education

BOT Member since: 2014

 

Mr. Kevin Henderson - Wichita, Kansas

Paper Broker, National Fiber Supply Co.

BOT Member since: 2015

 

Dr. Kevin Hoppock - Valley Center, Kansas

Family Physician, Via Christi Clinic Northeast

BOT Member since: 2013

 

Dr. Jace Hyder - Wichita, Kansas

CEO, Midwest Surgical

BOT Member since: 2014

 

Mrs. Regina Miller - Wichita, Kansas

Owner/Director, Trailblazers Academy

BOT Member since: 2020

 

Mr. Paul Moore - Wichita, Kansas

Senior Portfolio Manager, INTRUST Bank

BOT Member since: 2015

 

Mr. James Nagy - McKinney, Texas

Executive Vice President, GM Financial

BOT Member since: 2017

 

Mr. Jeff Ramsey - Wichita, Kansas

President & CEO, Flint Hill Resources

BOT Member since: 2016

 

Mrs. Renae Ryan - Wichita, Kansas

Business Owner, Ryan Companies

BOT Member since: 2016

 

Mr. Matt Shepherd - Wichita, Kansas

Associate Regional Director, Young Life

BOT Member since: 2021

 

Dr. Thayne Thompson - Wichita, Kansas

Executive Superintendent,  Evangelical Friends Church Mid-America

BOT Member since: 2020

 

Dr. Kent Walkemeyer - La Habra, California

Assoc. Professor of Ministry; Friends Center Director, Azusa Pacific University

BOT Member since: 2019

 

Mrs. Vickie Young Beam - Newark, Delaware

Principal, CPA, Cover & Rossiter

BOT Member since 2021

 

Dr. Amy Bragg Carey - Wichita, Kansas

President, Friends University

BOT Member since: 2015

 

Executive Committee

Dr. Amy Bragg Carey - Wichita, Kansas, University President

Dr. Kevin Hoppock, Chair - Valley Center, Kansas 

Dr. Thayne Thompson, Vice Chair - Wichita, Kansas

Mr. Bob Casper, Treasurer - Wichita, Kansas

Mrs. Lynn Ghormley, Secretary - Benton, Kansas

Mrs. Kimberly Dugger Attwater - Wichita, Kansas

Mr. Kevin Henderson - Wichita, Kansas

Mr. Paul Moore - Wichita, KS, Vice Chair

Mr. James Nagy - McKinney, Texas

Mr. Jeff Ramsey - Wichita, Kansas

President’s Cabinet

Dr. Amy Bragg Carey, University President

Brie Boulanger, Vice President of Advancement and Marketing

Dr. Guy Chmieleski, Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Campus Ministries

Vernon Dolezal, Vice President of Administration and Chief Financial Officer

Dr. Rob Ramseyer, Associate Vice President of Athletics

Dr. Ken Stoltzfus, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Academic Dean

Vacant, Vice President of Administration

Vacant, Vice President of Enrollment Management

President’s Cabinet Council

Syeeda Echols, Director of Multicultural Engagement

Rachel Millard, Senior Director of Marketing

Dr. Preston Todd, Associate Academic Dean

Dr. Brent Yoder, Associate Academic Dean

Teaching Faculty, Staff, and Administrators

Click here to access a Friends University Faculty and Staff Directory

Emeritus Faculty

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. Valentina Chappell, M.Ed., Voronezh State University (Russia); Ph.D., Authority of Higher Attestation Commission at the Council of Ministers, Moscow, Russia.

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. Dona Gibson, B.S., Friends University; M.Ed., Wichita State University; Ph.D., Kansas 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. Richard Teter, B.S., Oral Roberts University; M.M.I.S., Friends University; Ph.D., Kansas State University

Dr. Jan Wilson, B.S., Oklahoma State University; M.S. Wichita State University; Ph.D., Kansas State University.