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Board of Directors

Bill Beierschmitt, Vice-Chairman
Bill Beierschmitt, Board Member 

Bill recently retired as Provost and Chief Operating Officer at Rogers State University in Bartlesville, one of Lowe Family Young Scholars' partner universities. He holds both his Bachelors and Masters degrees from Oklahoma State University.

George Halkiades, Secretary
George Halkiades, Chairman

George retired from Siemens after working there as Plant Manager. He holds a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Kandi Molder, Treasurer
Kandi Molder, Board Member

Kandi is Director of Financial Aid at Oklahoma Wesleyan University, one of Lowe Family Young Scholars' partner universities. She holds a BS in Secondary Math Education from Oklahoma Wesleyan University and a Masters in Education from Peru State University.

Cindy Dronyk, Board Member
Cindy Dronyk, Vice-Chairman

Cindy holds a Masters in Curriculum and Development from Oklahoma State University. She earned her BA in Mathematics from Mississippi State College for Women in Columbus, MS.

Vanessa Drummond, Board Member
Vanessa Drummond, Secretary

A long-time supporter of education, Vanessa currenlty serves as a member of Bartlesville Public Schools' Board of Education. She earned her Masters in Public Administration from the American University in Washington, DC.

Richard Mitchell, Board Member
Richard Mitchell, Board Member

Member OK State Bar Association, former City Councilman for the City of Bartlesville, Leadership OK Class XI, board member for: Youth & Family Services, Legal Services of OK. Represents clients pro bono, in both civil and criminal litigation. Serves on a fundraising committee for the Westside Community Center.

Leonelle Hill, Board Member
Leonelle Thompson, Treasurer

Native Tulsan. Accounting degree and MBA from The University of Tulsa. Spent 11 years working at ConocoPhillips. Previously worked at QuikTrip Corporation as an accounting supervisor. She currently works as the Assistant Dean and Director of Business Career Development for the Collins College of Business at the University of Tulsa.  She loves to golf, read, help others and watch reruns of Murder, She Wrote.