The K-State Alumni Fellows Program, sponsored by the Dean's Council, the President's Office and the Alumni Association, recognizes alumni who have distinguished themselves in their careers.
Since 1983 the program has brought successful alumni back to campus to meet with students and faculty and share their expertise in the classroom and at informal settings.
Fellows are chosen by each college to return as distinguished guests and as mentors, friends, and counselors. They are honored in recognition of the ultimate measure of a university - not curricula, facilities, or programs, but the quality of its alumni.
For more information about the Alumni Fellows program, including a full listing of the 2017 Alumni Fellows, visit www.K-State.com/Fellows.
Current Alumni Fellow: Brad Razook '85
Brad is executive vice president and CEO of Resources for Koch Industries, Inc. In this role, he oversees Flint Hills Resources, Koch Pipeline, Koch Ag & Energy Solutions, Matador Cattle Company, Koch Minerals and Koch Supply & Trading.
Razook was president and chief executive officer of Flint Hills Resources, LLC prior to being named to his current role in 2017. He began his career with Koch companies in 1985 with Koch Carbon, Inc., which markets petroleum coke and coal to a variety of industries.
Razook has served as executive vice president of supply and marketing for Flint Hills Resources and vice president of northern tier marketing for Koch Petroleum Group, L.P., which was restructured to form Flint Hills Resources and Koch Supply & Trading in 2002. He also held leadership roles with Koch Materials Company and Koch Oil Co., Ltd.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas.
Based in Wichita, Kan., Koch Industries, Inc. is one of the largest private companies in America with estimated annual revenues as high as $100 billion, according to Forbes. It owns a diverse group of companies involved in refining, chemicals, and biofuels; forest and consumer products; fertilizers; polymers and fibers; process and pollution control equipment and technologies; electronics; information systems; commodity trading; minerals; energy; glass; ranching; and investments. Since 2003, Koch companies have invested more than $80 billion in acquisitions and other capital expenditures. With a presence in about 60 countries, Koch companies employ more than 120,000 people worldwide, with about 70,000 of those in the United States. From January 2009 to present, Koch companies have earned more than 1,200 awards for safety, environmental excellence, community stewardship, innovation, and customer service. Familiar Koch companies’ brands include STAINMASTER® carpet, LYCRA® fiber, Quilted Northern® tissue and the Dixie® brand of cups, plates and cutlery.