University and Student Support Areas

Alumni Association

Courtney M. Marshall, president and CEO

The WSU Alumni Association is the world’s largest network of Shockers who share the mission of supporting Wichita State University. Founded in 1913, the alumni association is the network through which the university community and its alumni communicate with and serve one another. The primary intent of the partnership between the association and the university is to ensure the continued excellence of Wichita State. But this serious mission certainly doesn’t mean the association isn’t serious about having fun, too. Scores of exciting Shocker opportunities to participate in fun programs and events prove this point every semester.

Many traditional university events — including commencement and homecoming — are supported by association staff, dollars or volunteers. The association also sponsors Students Today Alumni Tomorrow (STAT), a dynamic student group. STAT provides students unequaled opportunities to network with fellow students and WSU alumni of all ages. Another WSU initiative that directly benefits students and relies on alumni participation for its success is the Drive Your Pride license plate program. This program offers alumni and students the chance to sport WuShock on their official Kansas tags, and at the same time, contribute to student scholarships. The tag program pours thousands of dollars each year into scholarships for deserving students.

For more information about the groups, events, projects and programs of the WSU Alumni Association, visit the association online (http://ShockerAlumni.org), call 316-978-3290, or drop by the Woodman Alumni Center, 4205 E. 21st Street, just east of Eck Stadium/Tyler Field.

Career Development Center

WSU’s full-service career center!

Nail the resume, land the interview and prepare for the job with the Career Development Center. Build marketable skills and gain professional work experience before and after graduation through targeted internships, one-on-one counseling, special workshops, career fairs and more. Now is the time to develop the right habits and skills for a lifetime of professional success.

Need help choosing a major? No problem! The Career Development Center understands that deciding on a major isn’t always easy — and sometimes it’s downright hard. That’s why the center provides every student the perfect environment to explore their interests, discover their options and create a blueprint for success.

WSU students also have access to the one of the best cooperative education and internship programs. WSU students can earn work experience, college credit and a paycheck — all while bolstering their resumes and getting a leg up on the competition. Get started today by calling 316-978-3688, visit online (http://wichita.edu/careerdevelopment), or visit in person at the center's main office in Brennan III, or one of the center's satellite locations in CE 258, CH Lobby or P2 A128.

WSU Foundation

Elizabeth H. King, president and CEO

WSU Foundation is the private fund-raising organization of the university.  The mission of the WSU Foundation is to enhance a community of learning excellence for students and faculty through philanthropy and stewardship. Private contributions of cash, stock, real estate, in-kind and planned gifts help support the programs and vision of the university beyond current funding from fees, tuition and government monies.  

In today's world, as higher education is pressed to do more with less, the WSU Foundation has launched the Shock the World campaign, a fundraising initiative for Wichita State focusing on three areas: people, places and programs. Set to conclude in June 2020, the campaign strives to provide students with enhanced resources, new opportunities and applied learning experiences to help them achieve their dreams and add value to their communities and our world. To learn more, visit https://wichita.edu/shocktheworld. 

Want to Shock the World with us? Learn more by calling the WSU Foundation at 316.978.3040 or online at https://wichita.edu/foundation.