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KU names members of steering committee for upcoming capital campaign

March 10, 2011

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Kansas University Endowment Association has named several KU donors to the steering committee of an upcoming capital campaign.

They join three alumni couples who are co-chairs of the campaign: Kurt and Sue Watson, of Andover; Tom and Jill Docking, of Wichita; and former Gov. Mark and Stacy Parkinson, of Potomac, Md.

The new members of the committee are:

• David Booth of Austin, Texas, CEO of Dimensional Fund Advisors.

• Joe and Jean Brandmeyer, of El Paso, Texas, founders and former owners of Enturia.

• Linda Zarda Cook, of Naples, Fla., a retired executive of Royal Dutch Shell’s global Natural Gas and Power division in the Netherlands.

• Ed and Helen Healy, of Eastborough. Ed is an attorney in a Wichita firm and Helen earned an MBA from KU.

• Jay Howard, of Austin, Texas, president of JDH Investments and a chairman of the KU Alumni Association board of directors.

• Drue Jennings, of Prairie Village, senior counsel with the law firm Polsinelli Shughart PC in Kansas City, Mo.

• Brian and Buffy King, of Leawood. Brian is affiliated with Frontier Wealth Management in Kansas City, Mo., and Buffy is a civic leader who earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology at KU.

• Joe and Susan Morris, of Leawood. Joe is former chairman of the Capital Corp. Susan is a civic leader.

• Charles and Ann Rhoades, of Mission Hills. Charles is a physician and president of Dickson-Diveley Midwest Orthopaedic Clinic. Ann attended nursing school at KU and is a civic leader.

• Linda Ellis Sims, of Independence, Mo., an executive with ExxonMobil Corp.

• Michael Shinn, of Highland Heights, Ohio, a certified financial planner and owner of Shinn Financial Services.

• Tom Wiggans of Olathe, chair of Excaliard Pharmaceuticals.

• Forrest and Sally Hoglund, of Dallas, are honorary members of the committee. Forrest is owner of Hoglund Interests. Sally earned a bachelor’s in political science at KU.

A public launch for the campaign is scheduled for spring 2012.

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