In the spring of 1995, the Shocker Ambassadors and the Student Alumni Association
united to become the WSU Student Ambassador Society (SAS). This student organization
was created through the vision of Christine Schneikart-Luebbe, who currently holds
the position of Associate Vice President for Student Engagement and Dean of Students.
Her desire was to create a group of outstanding student volunteers who would work
alongside the Office of Admissions in recruitment efforts. Looking for the students
who "raised their hands first" in volunteer situations, she sought out the "best of
the best" by soliciting recommendations for members from University personnel. Decades
later, the group is still comprised of stellar students. In 2003, Christine stepped
down as the group's adviser. The group is currently advised by Leslie Bounous and
Throughout its existence, the group has grown in size, but not changed in purpose.
SAS initiated many sustainable and successful activities including:
Graduates of this group have gone on to be successful lawyers, doctors, educators,
engineers, performers, health care practitioners and business professionals who maintain
their dedication and loyalty to Wichita State and the Wichita community.
The motto of the Student Ambassador Society is "loyal service through Shocker spirit."
This motto has been adopted as a lifetime commitment for its members.