Ted D. Ayres
Vice President and General Counsel
201 Morrison Hall
Wichita State University
Wichita, KS 67260-0205
(316) 978-6791 telephone
(316) 978-3046 telefacsimile
Ted D. Ayres earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Central Missouri State College in 1969 and his Juris Doctorate degree in 1972 from the
From 1972 to 1976 Mr. Ayres served as law clerk to Judge J.P. Morgan of the Missouri Supreme Court, was a partner with the firm of Stubbs and Ayres in Chillicothe, Missouri, (also serving as the Assistant Prosecuting Attorney of Livingston County) and was an attorney with the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company corporate headquarters legal department in St. Louis, respectively.
In 1976 Mr. Ayres began his career in higher education law as counsel for
In May of 1996 Mr. Ayres joined Wichita State University as General Counsel and Associate to the President. In July of 2002, Mr. Ayres was promoted to Vice President and General Counsel. He also serves as General Counsel to the WSU Foundation, THe WSU Intercollegiate Athletic Association, Inc., and the WSU Board of Trustees. During his career, Mr. Ayres has also served as Interim President of
In 1996, Ayres received a Bingham Foundation Scholarship to attend the NACUA Institute at Harvard University. In July of 2000, he was an invited participant in the Oxford Round Table (Higher Education law) at Somerville College, Oxford University, Oxford, England. In 2004, Mr. Ayres completed the Federal Bureau of Investigation Citizens Academy and in 2009, he attended the National Security Forum at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama, upon invitation of the Secretary of the Air Force.
His past professional and community affiliations include serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of College and University Attorneys; the Downtown YMCA in
Mr. Ayres is licensed to practice law in
On February 24, 2009, Mr. Ayres received the A. Price Woodard, Jr. Humanitarian of the Year Award from Diversity Kansas. On October 30, 2010, Mr. Ayres was named "Person of the Year" by the Wichita Chapter of the NAACP.
Ted and his wife, Marcia, have three sons, and two grandchildren.