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

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

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

Kevin Burke, ME '86
President and CEO
Burke Construction Group

Chrysta Castañeda, IE '85
The Castañeda Firm

Tim Chadwick, CNS '90
MMC Corp.

Jim Coen, CE '82
Vice President - Retired
MVP Holdings LLC

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

Kimberly "Kim" Gerard, CE '84
CEO and Founder
360 Electrical LLC

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

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

Kevin Honomichl, CE '86

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


Warren Kennedy, CHE '90
Sr. Vice President, International and Strategic Initiatives — Oil, Gas and Chemical Division
Burns & McDonnell

Karl Miller, ME '84
Jingoli Power LLC

Mark Nyquist, CNS '80
CEO - Retired
DynaTen Corporation

Robert Reichenberger, EE '89
President and Founder
Solar Prime

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. Vice President, Global Wastewater Treatment Sector Leader
Director: Stantec Institute for Water Technology & Policy
Stantec Consulting Services Inc.

Beth Ward, IE '93
Chief Operations Officer
Smart Warehousing

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

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