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1701B Platt St.
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-5590
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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:

Sue Barsamian ‘81, EE
Sr. VP of Worldwide Indirect Sales, Enterprise Group
Hewlett-Packard Company

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

Gib Compton '80, CNS
President
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

Ray Dempsey '90, IE 
VP & Head of External Affairs
BP America

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

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

Steve Johnson '75, IE
VP of Governmental Relations
ONEOK Inc

Mike King
Secretary of Transportation
Kansas Department of Transportation

Steve Kirchhoff ‘79, ME 
VP - Regions 
ExxonMobil Upstream Ventures

Raj Nathan 
General Manager & Executive VP (Retired)
Sybase, Inc.

Randy Pope '77, EE
Senior VP
Burns & McDonnell

Vicki Scharnhorst '82, CE
Operations Manager
Tetra Tech

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

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

Mitch Snyder '83, EE
President and CEO
Bell Helicopter

Robin Sterling '94, CNS
President
Skyline Construction Company

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

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

Keith Warta '84, CE
President
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

Meg Yaege '79, ME
President (Retired)
ConocoPhillips

Impact Magazine

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Fall 2016