Barton School names Paul Attwater as Cummings SMIF industry faculty advisor

The Barton School of Business has chosen Paul R. Attwater III as the Erin and Kyle Cummings Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) industry faculty advisor. Attwater is a senior vice president and founder of his team at a major financial institution. As advisor, he will engage students participating in SMIF (recruitment will begin in fall 2023 semester) to invest $250,000 in stocks, bonds and other securities. Proceeds from the portfolio will be reinvested into the program, with a percentage going to strengthening student experience and success initiatives further.

Attwater has more than 38 years of experience in the financial services industry – focusing on comprehensive wealth management for high-net-worth families and small foundations. A native of Wichita, he graduated from Wichita Collegiate School, and then earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Kansas State University.