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.
Hon. Barbara W. Ballard, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Director, Dole Institute of Politics (Ex Officio member)
Dr. Rose Barfield (ret.)
former Brigadier General, U.S. Army
Karen Bentley Steward
Vice President, In Pursuit Of
Daughter of Senator Robert J. Dole
Republican Strategist; former Executive Director, National Republican Congressional Committee
Democratic Strategist; President, Fenn Communications Group
Republican Strategist; former senior advisor to House Speaker Newt Gingrich
Chancellor Douglas A. Girod
University of Kansas (Ex Officio member)
Hon. Dan Glickman
former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, U.S. Representative and Director, Institute of Politics, Kennedy School at Harvard University
Hon. William B. Lacy
Director Emeritus, Dole Institute of Politics
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
former Chief of Staff and Administrative Assistant to Sen. Bob Dole
Hon. Kathleen Sebelius
former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services and Governor of Kansas
Chairman, The World Company
Hon. Jim Slattery
Strategic Counsel, Wiley Rein LLP; former U.S. Representative
Partner, Pinegar, Smith and Associates, Inc.