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News Release

Please Join Us in Welcoming Two New Foundation Board of Trustee Members

George WallGeorge Wall
Please join your Fort Hays State University Foundation in welcoming two new faces to their Board of Trustees. With the addition of Cindy Elliott and Jack Feiden, your FHSU Foundation now has a total of 41 trustees who come from five different states (Kansas, Missouri, Colorado, Illinois, and California).

Serving as a member of the FHSU Foundation Board of Trustees is more than honorary. It encourages active participation in a variety of activities contributing to the educational and financial success of Fort Hays State University and your Foundation.

Cindy Elliott, of Hays, serves as Assistant Provost for Strategic Partnerships and as Dean of Distance Learning at Fort Hays State University. In this role, she focuses on policy making, program and partnership development, and maintenance of university, community college, corporate, military, and international partnerships. She moved to Hays from Florida, thinking she would be here for five or six years. As she approaches her 16th year at FHSU, she values the commitment and constancy of Fort Hays State and the surrounding community. Hays is an “undiscovered jewel,” she said, where so much has been accomplished through collaboration. “I lived in Miami for 20 years and moved from a condo overlooking Biscayne Bay to the wheat fields and expansive blue skies of western Kansas. It was the best decision I ever made,” said Cindy.

Jack Feiden, of Wichita, earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Fort Hays State University in 1959, majoring in Business Administration. He married Kay Ann Kaufman (also a FHSU graduate, from 1961) and worked for Yingling Aircraft, where he served as President and CEO until 2002 when he retired. The couple has two children, Mark and Marci, who both live in Kansas City. Jack has been actively involved with, and a strong supporter of, the FHSU Foundation for many years, including serving as a trustee member for more than 10 years in the past. “I believe that the growth and success of FHSU is vital to the people of Kansas, particularly western Kansas, and is essential to the vibrancy of, and long term well-being of, the entire western half of the state. I enjoy working with the Foundation to help ensure that success,” said Jack.

Please extend a big Tiger welcome to these two individuals. We look forward to having them as part of our Fort Hays State University Foundation team!