Four industry leaders appointed to WSU College of Applied Studies Dean’s Advisory Board

The College of Applied Studies (CAS) proudly announces the appointment of four distinguished professionals to its Dean’s Advisory Board. Alicia Sanchez, Amy Williams, Ed O’Malley and Kyle Ellison have joined the board, each bringing a unique set of skills and experiences to enrich the strategic initiatives and academic pursuits of CAS.

  • Alicia Sanchez: Spirit AeroSystems, global culture & DE&I manager
  • Amy Williams: Spirit AeroSystems, global community relations & DE&I director
  • Ed O’Malley: Kansas Health Foundation, president & CEO
  • Kyle Ellison: Khan Lab School Wichita, founding director

These individuals represent a diverse range of backgrounds, from corporate social responsibility to community leadership and education advocacy. Their combined expertise will contribute significantly to shaping the future direction of CAS, ensuring that it remains at the forefront of applied learning and community engagement.

“We are excited to welcome Alicia Sanchez, Amy Williams, Ed O’Malley and Kyle Ellison to the CAS Dean’s Advisory Board,” said Dr. Jennifer Friend, dean of the College of Applied Studies. “Their wealth of experience and dedication to excellence will be invaluable as we continue to enhance our programs and initiatives to better serve our students and community.”