Megan Purinton, Hays, recently joined the Fort Hays State University Alumni Association as the program coordinator for alumni engagement. She will serve the association as the primary event coordinator working with alumni volunteers to facilitate alumni engagement opportunities throughout the United States and beyond.

Prior to joining the FHSU Alumni Association staff, Purinton worked as a project administrator for Excel Constructors Inc. in Overland Park. She is also the owner of Inspired Design by Megan Purinton, a home painting business serving Hays and the surrounding area for over eight years.

“I’m thrilled to be part of the FHSU campus community,” Purinton said. “There is an excitement within this college atmosphere and I look forward to sharing it with Fort Hays State alumni and friends everywhere.”

Purinton is a 2004 graduate from Kansas State University, Manhattan, with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. She lives in Hays with her husband, Royce, and their four kids, Chloe, Isaac, Amelia, and Caroline.

Purinton can be reached at (785) 628-4217 or