Alumni Fellows

Alumni FellowsThe K-State Alumni Fellows Program, sponsored by the the Alumni Association, the President's Office and the Deans' Council, recognizes alumni who have distinguished themselves in their careers. 

Since 1983, the program has brought successful alumni back to campus to meet with students and faculty and share their expertise in the classroom and at informal settings.

Fellows are chosen by each college to return as distinguished guests and as mentors, friends and counselors. They are honored in recognition of the ultimate measure of a university – not curricula, facilities or programs, but the quality of its alumni.

Andrea Bryant Gladin '02
Assistant Vice President of Alumni Programs

View a list of past Alumni Fellows.

2019 Alumni Fellows 

Segenet Kelemu

College of Agriculture
Segenet Kelemu ’89

Director General and CEO
International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology
Nairobi, Kenya

William Sullivan

College of Architecture, Planning and Design
William Sullivan ’85

Professor and Head of Landscape Architecture
University of Illinois
Urbana, Illinois

John Guinotte

College of Arts and Sciences
John Guinotte ’96, ’99

Spatial Ecologist
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Sheridan, Wyoming

Woody Leel

College of Arts and Sciences
Woody Leel ’66

Consulting Petroleum Geologist
W.G. Woody Leel, Jr.
Plano, Texas

Audrey Mross

College of Business Administration
Audrey Mross ’80

Munck Wilson Mandala LLP
Dallas, Texas

John Heim

College of Education
John Heim ’87

Executive Director
Kansas Association of School Boards
Topeka, Kansas

Kevin E. Burke

Carl R. Ice College of Engineering
Kevin E. Burke ’86

President and CEO
Burke Construction Group
Las Vegas, Nevada

Nathan Smit

Global Campus 
Nathan Smit ’08

Senior Innovation Manager
Hormel Foods Corporation
Austin, Minnesota

Barbara W. Ballard

Graduate School
Barbara W. Ballard, Ph.D. ’76, ’80

Kansas State Representative and Associate Director of Dole Institute of Politics
University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas

Cheryl Johnson

College of Human Ecology
Cheryl Johnson ’80, ’83

Director of Child Nutrition and Wellness
Kansas State Department of Education
Topeka, Kansas

Kali M. Hague

College of Technology and Aviation
Kali M. Hague ’10

Jetlaw, LLC
Washington, D.C.

M. Gatz Riddell, Jr.

College of Veterinary Medicine
M. Gatz Riddell, Jr. ’77

Professor Emeritus, Auburn University
Secretary General, World Association for Buiatrics
Auburn, Alabama