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KU Endowment board members elect four new trustees

Friday, October 02, 2020

LAWRENCE — At the annual meeting of the KU Endowment Board of Trustees on Oct. 2, four new trustees were elected: Paul DeBruce of Mission Hills; Gerry Dixon of Franklin Lakes, New Jersey; Dana Hensley of Andover; and Dave Roland of Shorewood, Minnesota.

Paul DeBruce graduated from KU in 1973 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He serves as CEO of DeBruce Companies and the DeBruce Foundation, and he is former chairman and CEO of DeBruce Grain Inc. He served on the executive committee of the Board of the National Grain and Feed Association and is a past member and board member of the Kansas City Board of Trade.

DeBruce is a life member of the KU Alumni Association and the Chancellors Club.

Gerry Dixon graduated from KU in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and business administration. He is the managing partner for U.S.- East Markets at Ernst & Young LLP based in New York City.

Dixon is a member of the School of Business Board of Advisors and the Accounting Advisory Council. He is a life member of the KU Alumni Association and the Chancellors Club.

Dana Hensley graduated from KU in 1973 with a bachelor’s degree in language arts and in 1976 with a master’s degree in educational curriculum and instruction. She is a retired principal at Wichita Collegiate School.

Hensley is a member of Jayhawks for Higher Education and past member of the Hall Center for the Humanities Advisory Board. She was a member of the Far Above Hall Center Campaign Committee and is a life member of the KU Alumni Association.

Dave Roland graduated from KU in 1980 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He recently completed a business leadership role as president and CEO of NDC Technologies in Dayton, Ohio. He provides consulting and leadership to businesses needing restructuring, realignment and strategy development.

Roland is a member of the KU Engineering Advisory Board and recently completed a term as national board chair of the KU Alumni Association.

KU Endowment is the independent, nonprofit organization serving as the official fundraising and fund-management organization for KU. Founded in 1891, KU Endowment was the first foundation of its kind at a U.S. public university.


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