Nancy Bolsen, director emeritus at Kansas State University, was selected as the president-elect of the Kansas American Association of University Women at the 2013 State Annual Meeting in Salina on April 13.
Her two-year term will begin July 1. Bolsen is currently the president of the association’s Manhattan branch and has provided leadership in expanding branch membership and relevant monthly programs, promoting association scholarships, and strengthening the partnership with K-State.
Previously, Bolson held the position of director of adult services at K-State and was affiliated with the Center for Child Development and College of Human Ecology.
The association is one of the largest and most influential women’s organizations in the world with more than 150,000 members and 1,000 branches with 14 branches located in major cities throughout Kansas.
Since its inception in 1881, the association has worked toward expanding the educational, professional, and leadership opportunities for women and girls through its many programs, grants, scholarship, advocacy groups, and research.
It provides more than $4.3 million annually in fellowships and grants. Membership the association is open to anyone holding an associate or equivalent, baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited college or university.