Advisory Council

The Carl R. Ice College of Engineering advisory council is a group of industrial, business, legislative and professional leaders committed to the vitality of engineering education at Kansas State University. The council helps the college:

  • strengthen its learning, research and outreach programs;
  • improve its facilities;
  • expand its base of support; and
  • serve its alumni.

Council members actively participate in the continual assessment of the college’s progress and development of college/industry partnerships.

Advisory council group photo

Advisory council responsibilities

The mission of the advisory council is to:

  • Advise the college leadership team on programs, policies and operations;
  • Facilitate resource development through advocacy for state and federal funding, internal campus budgeting, and corporate relationships and private gifts;
  • Assist with graduate employment placement;
  • Recognize achievement of alumni and other college supporters;
  • Assist with publicity and public relations; and
  • Promote a connection among faculty, students, alumni and industry.

Current members

Steve Blume, BAE '79
VP Americas Fuels — Retired
ExxonMobil Corporation

Blake Brosa, CNSM ’09
Executive Vice President of Sales
Bureau Veritas

Chrysta Castañeda, IE '85
The Castañeda Firm

Tim Chadwick, CNS '90
MMC Corp

Richard Fornelli, CE '72, M.S. '73
Vice President - Retired

Don Glaser, ME '74
Co-Founder and Owner, Vice President
of Product Development – Retired
Glendo LLC

Deyona "Dee" Hays, EE '89
Excellence Engineering LLC, HeelzFirst LLC

Bryce Huschka, IE M.S. ’07
North America Consumer Marketing and Growth Manager
ExxonMobil Product Solutions Company

Karl Miller, ME '84
Jingoli Power LLC

Mark Nyquist, CNS '80
CEO — Retired
DynaTen Corporation

Anita Ranhotra, IE '94
Distribution Engineering Manager
Hallmark Cards Inc.

David N. Schettler, ME ’83
Executive Vice President, Marketing — Retired
Tenaska Energy

Simeon O. Terry, IE '91
Vice President, Diversity Affairs
Austin Commercial

Art K. Umble, CE '82
Sr. VP, Global Wastewater Treatment Sector Leader
Director, Stantec Institute for Water Technology & Policy
Stantec Consulting Services Inc.

Jerry Westhoff, CE '74
J.J. Westhoff Construction Co.

Jason Wollum, ARE '96
Chief Sector Officer
Henderson Companies

Jane Zhu, IE Ph.D. ’92
Senior Vice President, Veritas Corporate Operations — Retired
Veritas Technologies LLC