HAYS, Kan. -- The Fort Hays State University Alumni Association Board of Directors has announced the addition of three new board members.
They were introduced June 16 at the board’s summer meeting in Hays. New to the board are Cathy Domsch, Atwood; Robert “Rob” Schocke, Castle Rock, Colo.; and Dr. Mike Slattery, Hays.
Domsch, business and human resources manager with SureFire Ag Systems Inc., received a Bachelor of Business Administration in management from FHSU in 1999. She will serve a two-year term on the board and hold a position on the Finance and Operations Committee.
Schocke, a senior implementation analyst with VISA Inc., graduated from FHSU in 2011 with a Bachelor of General Studies degree with an emphasis in business. He will serve a two-year board term and hold a position on the Finance and Operations Committee.
Slattery holds three degrees from FHSU: a bachelor’s degree in physical education and social science, 1973; a master’s in educational administration (secondary), 1977; and an education specialist degree (superintendent), 1989. He received full board member status after having served a term as community representative. He is vice chair of the Awards and Recognition Committee.
“We are fortunate to have an 18-member board of highly talented and dedicated graduates assisting us in furthering the overall success of the association,” said DeBra Prideaux, executive director of alumni and governmental relations. “All three of our newest board members bring expertise and energy to the association as we continue to strengthen the FHSU Tiger alumni family.”
The 2017-18 Executive Council is composed of Mitchell Hall, Harper, board president; Mike Koerner, Hays, vice president; Angela Gaughan, Wichita; Ethan Harder, Elkhart; Betty Johnson, Lawrence; and Dr. Jennifer Brantley, Wichita.
Hall, a 2005 FHSU graduate, received a bachelor’s degree in political science. He is the owner of H2O Drilling LLC, and Hall Family Land & Cattle LLC. He was elected to a second one-year term as president of the board.
Koerner, operations and systems manager for Eagle Communications, has two degrees from FHSU, a bachelor’s degree in information networking and telecommunications, 2000, and a master’s degree in INT in 2005. He is vice president of the board and holds a position on the Finance and Operations Committee.
Gaughan received a bachelor’s degree in communication (journalism) in 1992 from FHSU. She is a VISTA project specialist with the Wichita State University Engagement Institute. Gaughan will serve as chair of the Awards and Recognition Committee.
Harder, field technician and safety coordinator with Harder & Associates LLC, received a bachelor’s degree in political science from FHSU in 2005. Harder serves as chair of the Finance and Operations Committee.
Johnson, president of Betty Johnson and Associates, was named chair of the Membership and Marketing Committee. She received a bachelor’s degree in communication from FHSU in 1980.
Brantley serves in an at-large position on the Executive Council and is a member of the Membership and Marketing Committee. She is the manager of Continuing Education and Outreach with Envision, Inc. She received a bachelor’s degree in biology from FHSU in 1993.
Other members of the board:
• Dr. Sandy Billinger, Roeland Park, an assistant professor at KU Medical Center.
• Rich Dreiling, Wichita, an account sales manager for CD Custom Enterprises LLC.
• Leo Lake, Salina, retired educator, volunteer.
• Denise Riedel, Overland Park, data management specialist for EMB Statistical Solutions.
• Dr. Roger Schieferecke, Hays, director of the Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science.
• Richard “Dick” Selensky, Shawnee Mission, retired educator and administrator.
• Richard “Rich” Sieker, Hays, a sales representative for Eagle Communications.
• Lance Tilton, Chapman, an agriculture and commercial lender for Astra Bank.
• Dave Voss, Colby, a network development manager with Centene Corp.-Sunflower State Health Plan.
Chelsey Ladd, Hays, will serve as the community representative on the Awards and Recognition Committee.
Retiring board members were recognized for a combined 42 years of service: Molly Aspan, Tulsa; Dr. Marcy Aycock, Sedgwick; Dr. LeAnn Brown, WaKeeney; Lea Ann Curtis, Topeka; Chad Fowler, Andale; Dr. Emily Griffin Overocker, Edmond, Okla.; Dr. Ken Ruder, Petersburg, Ky.; and Charles “Chuck” Sexson, Topeka.
Established in 1916, the Fort Hays State University Alumni Association serves the population of FHSU graduates by identifying needs and providing solutions. More than 63,500 graduates live throughout the United States and approximately 77 foreign countries.
The board sets the policy and direction of the association in developing life-long relationships between the university and alumni.
Board nominations are accepted as positions become available. For more information, visit www.goforthaysstate.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 785-628-4430 or toll free 1-888-351-3591.
For a complete listing and photos of the FHSU Alumni Board of Directors, visit www.goforthaysstate.com/abod.