Graduate Studies Advisory Council

The college has developed a Graduate Studies Advisory Council that serves as a critical partner to various aspects of its graduate programs. The council works with the college's faculty to gain an understanding of the current status of the college’s graduate programs, and to discuss different opportunities for developing a win-win partnership between the council members and the graduate programs.

Fall 2022 Advisory Council

The advisory council is made up of the following members:

  • Steven D. Alexander, Business Development Executive, Quest Diagnostics
  • Rob Berard, Director of Finance & Human Resources, Kansas Wheat Commission
  • Matt Crocker, President, Steel & Pipe Supply Co
  • Brent Depperschmidt, President & Managing Partner, Tallgrass Capital Investments
  • Shawn Drew, Marketing President & CEO, Commerce Bank Manhattan
  • Jamshid Ebadi, Principal, Crowe LLP
  • Justin Eck, VP of Operations, Wagner Logistics
  • Kent Glasscock, President, KSU Institute for Commercialization
  • Adam Glendening, CFO, Champion Teamwear
  • Carl Goossen, CFO, Wichita Furniture
  • Chris Gutierrez, President, KC SmartPort
  • Scott Jimison, General Director, BNSF Railway
  • Kelly Hancox, Sr. Director of Global Partnerships & Engineering Business Development, Garmin
  • John Keh, Founder, Runthechain, HongKong
  • Bret Lanz, Commercialization Manager, Technology Development Institute
  • Benny Lee, CEO, Duracomm
  • Mike Leikam, President/CEO, the Centralized Supply Chain Services
  • Lynn Lin, President, Lynn Y.S. Lin Consulting, Inc
  • Jacob Lynn, Manager, It Data & Analytics, Textron Aviation
  • Jeff Martin, VP of Community Operations, Westar Energy
  • Tom Ogle, CFO, AIB International
  • Brian Rempe, President, CivicPlus
  • Travis Rhoades, EVP of Analytics & Intelligence, ADPredictive
  • Piyush Sarwal, Ph.D., VP of Product Mangement & Engineering, Oracle
  • Philip Sears, VP of Quality Engineering Solutions, SQA Group
  • David Sedlock, AT&T Chief Data Officer (CDO)
  • Nate Spriggs, HR Reporting, Analytics & Automation, Koch Business Solutions, LP
  • Chris Tatham, Owner and CEO, ETC Institute
  • Douglas Von Feldt, Crimson Corporation
  • Gautam Vyas, Enterprise Alliances Executive, Equifax
  • Bradley Waller, VP & Office Manager, Alfred Benesch & Company
  • Ken Williams, Director of Licensing/Business Development, KSU Institute for Commercialization
  • Chenlung Yang, CEO, Chin Yeh Foods Corporation, Taiwan

Graduate Study Advisory Council Impact

The following table provides some examples of what the members have done to support the programs.

Company

Recruitment

Student
Projects

Faculty
Projects

Lecture

Internships/
jobs

CSCS

X

X

X

X

X

ETC

X

X

 

X

 

AT&T

X

X

 

X

X

SPS

X

X

X

X

X

AIB

X

X

X

 

 

John Deere

X

X

 

 

 

CivicPlus

X

X

 

X

X

Textron Aviation

X

 

 

X

X