Advisory Board

The Dole Institute’s Board of Advisors was created in 2016 and serves as the chief volunteer advisory group of the Institute, providing necessary support to promote and achieve the mission of the Institute.

In addition to embracing and promoting the Institute’s mission, Board members participate in the selection of speakers and the recommendation of program ideas. They are accessible to members of the Dole Institute’s Student Advisory Board and assist with the Institute’s developmental goals.

Board members serve three-year appointments upon their nomination.

Current Board of Advisors

Dr. Rose Barfield (ret.)
former Brigadier General, U.S. Army

Karen Bentley Steward
Vice President, In Pursuit Of

Nancy Dwight
Republican Strategist; former Executive Director, National Republican Congressional Committee

Peter Fenn
Democratic Strategist; President, Fenn Communications Group

Joseph Gaylord
Republican Strategist; former senior advisor to House Speaker Newt Gingrich

Hon. Dan Glickman
former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, U.S. Representative and Director, Institute of Politics, Kennedy School at Harvard University

Fred Logan
former Chair, Kansas Board of Regents and Kansas GOP

Hon. Marlon Marshall
Democratic Strategist; former Special Assistant to President Barack Obama and Deputy Field Director, Obama 2012

Bette M. Morris, Ph.D.
President, Mark and Bette Morris Family Foundation

Maynard F. Oliverius
former President and CEO, Stormont-Vail HealthCare

Mike Pettit
former Chief of Staff and Administrative Assistant to Sen. Bob Dole

Hon. John D. Pinegar
Partner, Pinegar, Smith and Associates, Inc.

Edward S. Riss
Investor

Hon. Kathleen Sebelius
former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services and Governor of Kansas

Dolph Simons
Chairman, The World Company

Hon. Jim Slattery
Strategic Counsel, Wiley Rein LLP; former U.S. Representative

Hon. William B. Lacy
Director Emeritus, Dole Institute of Politics

Chancellor Douglas A. Girod
University of Kansas (Ex Officio member)

Hon. Barbara W. Ballard, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Dole Institute of Politics (Ex Officio member)