HAYS, KS -- Fort Hays State University's Alumni Association Board of Directors has announced the addition of four new board members and the return of one existing member.
These members will be introduced Sept. 29 during the Alumni Association Board of Directors fall meeting as part of Homecoming Weekend 2000.
Dean Larson, Tecumseh, has been selected to serve a four-year term. An Ada native, Larson received a bachelor of science in mathematics from FHSU in 1962 and a master of public administration from the University of Kansas in 1978. He is a Medicaid Managed Care Provider Representative for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas. Larson and his wife, Sharon, have two children, Michael and Angie.
Sheilah Philip-Bradfield, Olathe, has been selected to serve a four-year term. A Hays native, she earned two degrees from FHSU, a bachelor of arts in speech with an emphasis in theatre in 1977 and a master in communication with an emphasis in theatre in 1979. She went on to receive a master in fine arts in theatre emphasizing acting and directing from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is employed as a professor of theatre and is the academic theatre director at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park. She is married to Larry Bradfield.
Mardy Robinson, Lenexa, has been selected to serve a four-year term. A Reedsport, OR, native, Robinson graduated from FHSU in 1998 with a bachelor of arts in English education. She is employed as a high school English teacher and head girls' basketball coach with USD 458, Basehor.
Sandra Rupp, Hays, has been selected to serve a three-year term. She earned a bachelor of science in business education from St. Mary of the Plains College in 1966, Dodge City, and a master of science in business education from FHSU in 1970. She is an assistant professor of computer and information systems at FHSU. Rupp and her late husband, Dan, have two children, Jo Ellen and Jana.
Appointed to the FHSU Alumni Association Board of Directors in 1996, Craig Neeland, Great Bend, has been selected to serve a second four-year term. He earned a bachelor of science in marketing from FHSU in 1979 and is employed as vice president at Farmers Bank and Trust, Great Bend. Neeland and his wife, Sheryl, have two children, Sarah and Adam.
The Fort Hays State University Alumni Association, established in 1916, is dedicated to identifying and serving the needs of its 35,000-plus graduates residing in 50 states and 30 foreign countries. The Board of Directors is a 26-member governing board that sets the policy and direction of the association in developing life-long relationships between the university and its alumni and friends. For further information, visit www.fhsu.edu/alumni or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (785) 628-4430 or toll-free 1-888-351-3591.