About Friends University

You Can Be Part of Our Story

Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.

As searchers and learners, we support curiosity and research, and assign great value to diversity of experience. As people who value such diversity and openness, we approach new situations and people with good will and humility. We believe in equity and in the dignity of all people.

As a community, we accept and cherish our responsibility to care for one another in our learning and working relationships. We understand that a part of that care must be to become better stewards of what we have been given. We take care of the future as if we already are there.

Current Friends University Cabinet Members

Guy Chmieleski

Dr. Guy Chmieleski

  • Vice President of Student Affairs, Campus Pastor, Dean of Campus Ministries
  • President’s Office

Deb Stockman

Deb Stockman

  • Vice President of Enrollment Management
  • Enrollment Management

Awards & Accolades

The wonderful students, faculty and staff who comprise our campus community have helped Friends University earn several awards and accolades, including 2015 – 2016 College of Distinction, College of Christian Distinction and College of Kansas Distinction, 2015 Military Friendly School, Council for Christian Colleges & Universities Affiliate Campus and Foundations of Excellence First Year.

Connections & Partnerships

Making solid, long-lasting connections is an integral part of a higher learning experience. Friends University faculty and staff work to help students connect with employers, community leaders and services that will enhance your college career and prepare you for what comes next.


Friends is the university that almost wasn’t, until James M. Davis and the Quakers stepped in and established what would become a beacon of perseverance, intellect and spiritual enlightenment.

Message from the President

On behalf of the Friends family of faculty, staff, students and alumni, welcome to our awesome community where we embrace our mission and celebrate our commitment to equipping students to honor God in their personal, professional, and spiritual lives.


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