Industrial Technology ’03
Kansas City is home to one of the five largest Iowa State University alumni populations in the world, so volunteer support for engagement and outreach efforts in the region is of critical importance. Kyle Flander has consistently been just that person to provide leadership service and support to the cause – and in the process has utilized his talent and dedication to expand the size and scope of Iowa State’s presence in Greater KC.
Flander was president of the Iowa State Alumni of Kansas City from 2012-2015 and remains active with the organization today as treasurer. During his tenure on the club’s leadership board, he has founded “Cy’s Day at the K;” organized overnight bus trips for ISU sporting events; created a sustainable presence for “Cy’s Days of Service” volunteer initiatives in Kansas City; played host to gamewatches, Big 12 basketball tournament events, brewery tours, and family events; and developed personal relationships that have helped Kansas City Cyclones feel stronger connections to the Iowa State University family, while at the same time increasing school pride and spirit.
Nominators describe Flander as a “take-charge person” and a creative communicator. “Kyle assumed a leadership role here in KC because he truly cares about Iowa State University,” one nominator wrote. “He constantly inspires and motivates others in our club.”
Flander is currently employed as a process improvement engineer for Entrematic/Amarr in Lawrence, Kan. He is member of Kansas City’s Myasthenia Gravis Association 5K board, a Cyclone Club member, and an ISU Alumni Association life member.
The Iowa State University Alumni Association is an independent 501(c)3, self-governing organization charged with the mission of engaging the talents and resources of alumni, students, and friends in the life, work, and aspiration of Iowa State University. Our vision is to become the lifetime partner in engaging all alumni, students, and friends with Iowa State University.