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The 4-Wichita Advancement Board was formed in 2010 to promote the expansion of KU School of Medicine-Wichita to a full, four-year campus. The dual purpose of the name, 4-Wichita, according to Jeff Kennedy, the first board chair, reflects the board’s focus on expanding from a two-year to a four-year campus in Wichita, as well as promoting the benefits of educating more medical doctors.

The purpose of the board is to further the mission of the school by placing an emphasis on building public awareness, governmental support and resource development.

pie chart depicting 4-Wichita member career breakdown Member career breakdown: Medical - 44%, Corp/Business - 13%, Marketing/Journalism - 3%, Banking/Finance - 10%, Legal - 3%, Architecture - 3%, Non-Profit - 7% and Comm/Civic -17%.

Contact Information

Sue Watson, chair
swatson6@cox.net 

Brad Rukes, development director
brukes@kuendowment.org
316-293-2641

Jessica “Jesse” Gerlach, development administrator
jgerlach@kuendowment.org
316-293-2601

KU School of Medicine-Wichita

1010 North Kansas
Wichita, KS 67214-3199
316-293-2635