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College of Engineering

College of Engineering
1046 Rathbone Hall
1701B Platt St.
Manhattan, KS 66506

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Advisory Council

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The College of Engineering Advisory Council is a group of industrial, business, legislative and professional leaders who are committed to the vitality of the College of Engineering at Kansas State University. The council helps the College of Engineering strengthen its learning, research and outreach programs; improve its facilities; expand its base of support; and serve its alumni. Council members actively participate in the continual assessment of the college’s progress and the development of college/industry partnerships.  

COEAC Responsibilities

The mission of the advisory council is to:

  • Advise the college leadership team on programs, policies and operations.
  • Facilitate resource development through advocacy for state and federal funding, internal campus budgeting, corporate relationships, and private gifts.
  • Assist with the placement of students.
  • Recognize achievement of alumni and other college supporters.
  • Assist in publicity and public relations.
  • Promote a connection between our faculty, students, alumni and industry.
 Current members:

Kevin Burke '86, ME
President and CEO
Burke Construction Group, Inc.

Stan Clark '67, BAE
Engineering Manager of Mobile Products (Retired)

Jim Coen '82, CE
Vice President
MVP Holdings, LLC

Gib Compton '80, CNS
Compton Construction Corp.

Darold Davis '70, CE
Senior Project Manager (Retired)
Garver Engineers LLC

Lynda Dawson '83, NE
Senior Electrical Engineering & Associate
WL Cassell & Associates

Roger Farrell '75, CE
Chief Executive Officer
Xplorer Midstream, LLC

Chuck Grier '73, CNS
CEO, President, Owner
Utility Contractors Inc. 

Kevin Honomichl '86, CE
BHC Rhodes

Steve Johnson '75, IE
VP of Governmental Relations

Warren Kennedy '90, CHE
Senior Vice President, Houston Regional Office Operations, Process and Industrial Division
Burns & McDonnell

Mike King
Secretary of Transportation
Kansas Department of Transportation

Mark Nyquist '80, CNS
DynaTen Corporation

Robert Reichenberger '89, EE
President and Founder
Solar Prime, LLC

Mark Schonhoff '88, CIS
VP of Software Development
Cerner Corporation

Sabrina Schriner '92, EE
Founder & Principal Consultant
Business Excellence Consulting, Inc.

Mitch Snyder '83, EE
President and CEO
Bell Helicopter

Doug Sterbenz '85, ME
Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer (Retired)
Westar Energy

Robin Sterling '94, CNS
Skyline Construction Company

Spencer Tholstrup '81, ChE
Key Account Manager (Retired)
Nalco Champion Energy Services Company

Steve Wade '86, ET
Senior Director, F-15 Middle East Sustainment,
Boeing Global Services & Support,
Boeing Defense Space & Security

Cindy Wallis-Lage '85, CE
President of Water Business
Black & Veatch

Beth Ward '93, IE
Senior Vice President, Supply Chain
Hallmark Cards, Inc.

Keith Warta '84, CE
Bartlett & West Engineering, Inc.

Mike Wiegers, '82, EE
VP Consumer Engineering
Garmin International

Kent Wray '68, CE
Vice Chancellor for Global & Strategic Partnership
Missouri University of Science & Technology

Impact Magazine

Impact Cover

Spring 2017