Martin retires as president; Seuferling is new leader
Dale Seuferling and Jim
Jim Martin, president of the Kansas University Endowment
Association, will retire later this year. Dale Seuferling,
KU Endowment's executive vice president for development and
secretary, has been named to replace him.
Seuferling, j'77, who has been with KU Endowment for more
than 21 years, has begun his new duties as president. Martin
will provide assistance during the transition.
"Jim compiled a superior record during his 28 years
with Endowment and during his 11-year tenure as president,"
said KU Endowment chairman Dolph C. Simons Jr., j'51. "Jim
and his wife, Kathy, have always represented the association
in a first-class manner. He will be missed, but we have the
utmost confidence Dale will do a great job as president."
Chancellor Robert Hemenway called Martin a superb leader.
"I have enjoyed working with him very much," Hemenway
said. "There is no question that his legacy to KU will
be significant. I look forward to working with Dale Seuferling
in his new role as president and know that he will do an excellent
Seuferling joined KU Endowment in 1981 after serving as broadcast
media coordinator for the KU Office of University Relations.
He has held a variety of positions at KU Endowment, including
jobs in public relations, constituent development and major
gifts and fund-raising management.
Martin, g'68, joined KU Endowment in 1974 after working as
an English professor at what is now Valley City State University
in North Dakota. His first position was as director of program
development. He was named senior vice president in 1983, executive
vice president in 1987 and president in 1991.
Simons said that when Martin joined KU Endowment, the organization's
assets were about $48 million. Today KU Endowment reports
assets of more than $1 billion and distributes as much as
$65 million annually for scholarships, faculty support, equipment
and program support to the University.
Since its founding in 1891, the association has provided
more than $925 million to KU.