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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, or COEAC, is a group of industrial, business, legislative and professional leaders committed to the vitality of engineering education 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 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, and corporate relationships and private gifts;
  • Assist with placement of students;
  • Recognize achievement of alumni and other college supporters;
  • Assist with publicity and public relations; and
  • Promote a connection among faculty, students, alumni and industry.
 Current members:

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

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

Jim Coen '82, CE
Vice President
MVP Holdings LLC

Gib Compton '80, CNS
Managing Member
Compton Construction Services LLC

Darold Davis '70, CE
Transportation Senior Project Manager, Quality Control (Retired)

Lynda Dawson '83, NE
Senior Electrical Engineer and Associate
W.L. Cassell and Associates

Roger Farrell '75, CE
Natural Gas Industry

Chuck Grier '73, CNS
Chairman and CEO

Kevin Honomichl '86, CE
BHC Rhodes

Steve Johnson '75, IE
Vice President, Government Relations

Warren Kennedy '90, CHE
Sr. Vice President, Houston Regional Office Operations, Process & Industrial Division
Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company Inc.

Mike King
Region Director, Plains Region
Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co. Inc.

Mark Nyquist '80, CNS
DynaTen Corporation

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

Mark Schonhoff '88, CIS
Vice President, Software Development (Retired)
Cerner Corporation

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

Mitch Snyder '83, EE
President and CEO
Bell Helicopter, Textron

Doug Sterbenz '85, ME
EVP and COO (Retired)
Westar Energy

Robin Sterling '94, CNS
Skyline Construction Company

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

Steve Wade '86, ET
Vice President, Attack Helicopter Programs, Sr. Mesa Site Executive
Boeing Defense, Space & Security

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

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

Keith Warta '84, CE
Bartlett & West Inc.

Mike Wiegers, '82, EE
Vice President, Consumer Engineering
Garmin International Inc.

Kent Wray '68, CE
Vice Chancellor for Global and Strategic Partnerships and Professor of Civil Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Bio Book

2017-18 Advisory Council