H. Dean Hess

H. Dean Hess '50 was elected executive secretary of the K-State Alumni Association and took office May 15, 1961. He previously was an area representative for a Denver lumber firm. His title was later changed to director of alumni relations. 

"When I accepted my position in May 1961, I set several hard goals for myself in accomplishing the tasks that required immediate and long-range attention," he wrote in a farewell letter printed in the K-Stater. "Subsequently, and in retrospect, these have been attended to. We have come a long way.

"We have established an identity as an aggressive and productive Association; we have organized a staff which has worked very hard and, I believe, effectively, to initiate and carry out programs and services in line with the stated philosophies and policies of the board; we have put into place an organizational structure that has better served our constituency and the university; we have achieved a measure of financial stability and membership growth."

*Information adapted from the March 1961 and January 1978 issues of the K-Stater