Friends University names new Board of Trustees members

Friends University has appointed four new members to serve on its Board of Trustees.

Robert “Bob” K. Casper is the president and founder of Ethanol Products LLC. He has served as president since the company’s formation in May 2000. Casper has also been involved with Friends University’s Apprentice Institute since its formation in 2009 and currently serves on the Advisory Board. In 1977, he received a bachelor of arts degree in biology from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.

Bradley E. Haddock is the chairman of Haddock Law Office LLC. He received a bachelor’s degree from Phillips University in 1977 and a juris doctor from Washburn University School of Law in 1980. During his 29-year career at Koch, Haddock served as lead counsel, executive vice president, general counsel and secretary of Koch Chemical Technology Group.

Jeff Ramsey is executive vice president of marketing for Flint Hills Resources LLC (a subsidiary of Koch Industries Inc.). Ramsey joined Koch Oil Company in 1990. Most recently, he served as senior vice president of chemicals. Formerly, he held positions in refined products marketing and supply. Ramsey earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and business administration from Friends University.

Renae L. Ryan served at Ryan International Airlines from 1988 to 2005. She was involved in the daily operations of the company and other Ryan ventures. She has also served on boards and committees of Kansas organizations, including Catholic Charities, Harbor House, Miss Kansas Pageant, Newman University, Orpheum Performing Arts Centre, Sterling College and Wichita Convention and Visitors Bureau. Ryan is also involved with Agriboard International, a company that builds products for housing structures out of straw and Tri7 – a clean energy generation company headquartered in Florida. She earned her bachelor’s degree in music from Friends University.

“We are so excited with these additions to our Board as we believe their experience and love for Friends University will help guide the strategic decisions we make for the betterment of our fine university,” said Dr. Amy Bragg Carey, president.

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