Updates: Foundation welcomes new leader; alumnus creates research
Foundation welcomes Greg Willems as president and CEO
|Greg Willems (Photo: KSU
Greg Willems has
been named president and CEO of the Kansas State University Foundation. He
officially assumed the post at the foundation's board of directors meeting Feb.
Willems has held executive fundraising positions at the University of
Hawaii, University of British Columbia and Texas A&M. Prior to his
development work, he worked in the corporate sector in the construction and
Learn more about Greg Willems
. Following advice to give back helps students
student at K-State studying history and labor relations, Brad Chilcoat received
some advice that he has followed. A professor told Chilcoat’s class that if they
really cared about K-State, once they were out in the world and successful, they
should give back to K-State.
Chilcoat, who now lives in San Francisco,
has created the Department of History Undergraduate Student Research Award. This
award will go to upperclassmen working on a research project, using K-State
"I wanted people to be more cognizant of the
resources the library has and to utilize them," Chilcoat said. "I like the fact
that supporting undergraduate research ties into the 2025 initiative."
Read more about Chilcoat’s research award