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Kansas Wesleyan University

The essential function of the Kansas Wesleyan University Board of Trustees shall be policy making and assurance of sound management. The Board has initial and ultimate responsibility in determining general, educational, financial and related policies deemed necessary for the administration and development of Kansas Wesleyan University in accordance with its stated purposes and goals.


2021-22 Officers:

Chair: Mr. Barry Weis (’10)
Immediate Past Chair: Mr. Jeff Bieber (’71)
Vice-Chair: Mr. Steve Michel
Treasurer:  Ms. Emily-May Richards
Secretary: Ms. Marilyn Foster Kirk

KWU President & CEO:  Dr. Matthew R. Thompson


The Board operates with the following standing committees:

Executive Committee (Officers, Immediate Past Chair, and President)
Committee on Academic Affairs
Committee on Enrollment
Committee on Finance & Operations
Committee on Institutional Advancement
Committee on Strategic Thinking and Implementation
Committee on Student Life and Athletics
Committee on Trustees

Board Meeting Dates

The KWU Board of Trustees has three regular meetings each year.  Special called meetings are scheduled as appropriate.

*Meeting schedule is subject to change by action of the Board.

2021-22 Board Weekends

October 13-15, 2021

February 17-19, 2022

June 14-17, 2022

2022-23 Board Weekends

October 19-21, 2022

February 16-18, 2023

June 14-16, 2023

Meet the KWU Board of Trustees

Christopher C. Ault-Duell

KWU Alumnus

Jeffrey H. Bieber

Immediate Past Chair, KWU Alumnus

Ken Ebert

KWU Alumni by Choice

Hon. William P. Graves

Trustee Emeritus (KWU Alumnus)

Dr. Charlie G. Grimwood

KWU Alumni by Choice

Nadim Haddad

KWU Alumnus

Dr. Sean Herrington

KWU Alumnus

Marilyn Foster Kirk

Secretary, KWU Alumna

Kent Lambert

KWU Alumnus

Robert Loyd

KWU Alumnus

Patricia (Trish) Marietta

KWU Alumna

Rafael Mendez

KWU Alumnus

Steven B. Michel

Vice Chair

Julie Sager Miller


Brett Murray

KWU Alumnus

Byron K. Norris

KWU Alumnus

Jerry E. Norton

KWU Alumnus

Jane Philbrick

KWU Alumna

Mary Quinley

KWU Alumna

John Redding

KWU Alumnus

Emily-May Richards

Treasurer, Alumna by Choice

Ed Spears

KWU Alumnus

Charles Spencer


Randall St. Clair

Trustee Emeritus (KWU Alumnus)

Glenn F. Tombaugh

Trustee, KWU Alumnus

Barry Weis

Board of Trustees Chair, KWU Alumnus