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Show your Ichabod Pride by joining the Washburn Alumni Association or renewing your membership. You'll receive numerous benefits as a member and be giving back to the University.

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Board of directors

The Washburn University Alumni Association board of directors consists of 16 members, all Washburn alumni, including a president and vice president.

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Washburn's faculty consists of professors from an array of backgrounds ranging from Washburn to Ivy League alumni.

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If you have questions about the Washburn Alumni Association, please call us at 785.670.1641, send an email or stop by our office in the Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center.

The Alumni Association office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday.

Alumni Association staff

All three full-time employees of the Alumni Association are Ichabods. Each received a degree from Washburn. We also have a student worker.

Susie HoffmannAlumni Association Director Susie Hoffmann, bba ’87: Susie has been the director of the Alumni Association since 1999. She is a Topeka native and Topeka West graduate.

Susie’s duties include managing the Alumni Association, budgeting, organizing our traveling, which includes trips to destinations across the globe, growing membership and multiple other tasks. She received a bachelor of business administration from Washburn in 1987.

Susie was a member of the 2012-13 Leadership Washburn Class on campus. Contact Susie at 785.670.1643 or via email.

Alumni Association Assistant Director Danny FunkAlumni Association Assistant Director Danny Funk: Danny has been the assistant director of the Alumni Association since November 2014. He is from Coffeyville, Kansas, and graduated from Field Kindley High School.

Danny received a bachelor of science degree in biology and a master of business administration degree from Pittsburg State University.

Before joining the Alumni Association, he worked as the scholarship coordinator in Washburn's financial aid office.

Danny's duties include growing membership and membership retention, planning events and alumni trips, and directing the Student Alumni Association, as well as several other responsibilities. Contact Danny at 785.670.1651 or via email.

Ernie WebbAlumni Association Media Specialist Ernie W. Webb III, ba ’98: Ernie has been the media specialist since 2011. He is a native of Joplin, Mo., and a Burlingame, Kan., High School graduate.

Ernie’s duties include maintenance, writing and editing for the Alumni Association website and social media; budgeting, writing and editing The Ichabod alumni magazine; designing our mailings; and training Washburn’s campus content managers.

He also planned and organized the 2013 Alumni Fellows, 2014 Alumni Awards, 2014 Alumni Fellows and 2015 Alumni Awards programs. Ernie received a bachelor of arts in mass media from Washburn in 1998 and is pursuing a master of liberal studies. Contact Ernie at 785.670.2303 or via email.

Katy BrowneAlumni Association Administrative Specialist Katy Browne, aa ’07: Katy has been the administrative specialist since 2001. She is a Topeka native and Hayden High School graduate.

Katy’s duties include membership and assisting in organizing events, as well as several other responsibilities.

She received an associate of arts from Washburn in 2007. Contact Katy at 785.670.1303 or via email.