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

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

Robin Dole
Daughter of Senator Robert J. Dole

Peter Fenn
Democratic Strategist; President, Fenn Communications Group

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

Joseph Jones, Ph.D.
Des Moines University

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

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

C. J. Mahoney
Deputy General Counsel, U.S. International Trade and National Security, Microsoft

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

David Morris
President, PNPSC, Inc.

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

Eric Pahls
Vice President, Big Dog Strategies

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

Mike Pettit
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

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


Board Members Emeritus

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

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

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

Edward S. Riss

Dolph Simons
Chairman, The World Company

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