Steven & Brenda Kitchen

Steven & Brenda Kitchen

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Steven & Brenda  Kitchen

Steven L. Kitchen, bba '70 and honorary doctorate '05, was born August 26, 1945. He graduated from Carbondale High School and while he was an undergraduate at Washburn, he majored in business, was on the Dean's Honor List and was a member of Young Republicans. He retired in 1998 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Western Resources. He joined the company in 1964. He is married to Brenda J. (Thomsen) Kitchen, bba '95. She graduated from Burlington High School and majored in business at Washburn, graduating summa cum laude. Attending Washburn as a non-traditional student helped inspire the Brenda J. and Steven L. Kitchen School of Business Scholarship for Single Mothers. She is also heavily involved with Washburn Women's Alliance. They are both deacons at First Christian Church in Gainesville, Texas. She has two grown children and he has one son.