Bradley Botz, former vice-president for advancement at Minot State University, Minot, N.D., is the new senior director of gift planning for the Fort Hays State University Endowment Assiociation.
Botz received his bachelor of science in music and business from Minot State. He graduated from the University of North Dakota with a master's degree in educational administration. Botz also spent some time at Kansas State University and Fort Hays State University working on post-master's degree hours.
"We have been residing in Minot, N.D.," said Botz. "Jane is busy selling the house there."
Botz and his wife, Jane, are no strangers to Kansas. Bradley Botz was the director of institutional advancement at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina from 1991 to 2005. Jane Botz was the principal of Salina South High School.
He was also the director of the business and economics division at Garden City Community College from 1985 to 1991.
"Jane and I have two sons and their families living in Salina, so this move brings us closer," said Botz.
The Botzes have three sons. They have one son in medical school and two living in Salina along with three grandchildren, a 7-year-old boy and twin girls who are 3 years old.
"It's exciting for us to move back to Kansas," said Botz. "It is a pleasure and honor to be working with Tim Chapman and Fort Hays State University."