Bill Muir, UGB ex-officio
Bill Muir has been an unwavering supporter of the K-State Student Union for more than 20 years. He graduated from Kansas State University in 1977 with a degree in business administration, and served as the Union Governing Board (UGB) faculty representative from 1997 through 2008.
After retiring in 2011 as the K-State assistant vice president for student life, he was given the title of assistant vice president emeritus. Muir accepted the invitation to return to UGB as a non-voting member in 2016. For the past five years, he accepted the request to return to the board each year to offer historical context as the group seeks to resolve new challenges.
In addition to his role on UGB, Muir is involved in the review committee for the Stanley L. Winter Alpha Tau Omega Leadership Scholarship. He has been heavily involved in his fraternity, Alpha Tau Omega, over the years, holding both national and chapter offices. Muir continues to offer support and encouragement in every way possible to advance the mission of the Union.
2004: Marianna Kistler Beach, student who organized the Union student fee campaign; and Franklin Richards
2005: Daniel Beatty
2006: Loren Kottner, first Union executive director
2007: Dr. Ed Gillette, first Union Governing Board officer; and Leon Armantrout, first Union Governing Board officer
2008: Dr. James McCain, university president who opened the Union; and Dr. C. Clyde Jones
2009: Green Construction of Manhattan, contractor that constructed the original building
2010: Dr. Chester and Mrs. Doris Peters, former vice president of student life; and O.D. Milligan Construction Company, contractor responsible for building expamsion
2011: Walter Smith, third Union executive director
2012: Richard Blackburn, second Union executive director
2013: Jon Levin, Jeff Levin and Steve Levin, bookstore contractors 2002-2012
2014: Pat Bosco, vice president of student life
2015: Ryan Patterson, SGA Privilege Fee chair who helped organize the 2015 Union renovation
2016: Nathan T. Spriggs, student body president who organized the 2015 Union renovation
2017: Jack Sills, fourth Union executive director
2018: Jack Connaughton, Union associate director
2019: Bernard J. Pitts, fifth Union executive director
2021: Bill Muir, UGB ex-officio