Updates: Foundation welcomes new leader; alumnus creates research award

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Greg Willems (Photo: KSU Foundation)

KSU Foundation welcomes Greg Willems as president and CEO
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. 27.

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 insurance industries.

Learn more about Greg Willems

Following advice to give back helps students
While a 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 Libraries resources.

"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 for students.

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