Board of Advisors The KU Biodiversity Institute Board of Advisors is comprised of up to 18 people who meet quarterly to assist the Biodiversity Institute by improving the quality, abundance and scope of the Biodiversity Institute’s services.

They advocate on behalf of the Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum to university, local and regional communities, and to state, national and international audiences. The board joins the institute in discovering, documenting and disseminating knowledge of life on earth, past and present. 

Each advisory board member volunteers to serve a three-year term and may be elected for up to three consecutive terms. Members use their diverse backgrounds to provide counsel to Biodiversity Institute staff, serve as ambassadors on behalf of the organization, offer financial support and develop resources, and craft strategic goals.

The 2019-20 members of the Biodiversity Institute Board of Advisors are:

  • Cindy Blair, San Diego, CA
  • Don Brada, vice chair, Lawrence
  • Tom Hardy, Cinncinnati, OH
  • Steven Hill, Lawrence
  • Jack Horner, Lawrence
  • Colette Kocour, chair, Wellington, KS
  • David Lambertson, Winchester, KS
  • John McGrew, Lawrence
  • Janet Martin McKinney, Kerrville, TX
  • Lori Piening, Austin, TX
  • Jann Rudkin, Los Gatos, CA
  • Tom Rudkin, Los Gatos, CA
  • Bill Sampson, Lawrence
  • John Schukman, Leavenworth, KS
  • Carol Shankel, Lawrence
  • Chuck Warner, Lawrence

Do you have a passion for biodiversity science? An interest in natural history museums and children’s education? Please contact us about possible participation on the KU Biodiversity Institute Board of Advisors.