I am pleased to announce that Mr. Ben Zickafoose has accepted the offer to serve as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of CSW. He will officially step into the role full-time this July.
A seasoned leader, Ben brings a wealth of experience to the position that will help our school continue to grow and thrive as we seek to serve our students and families to the glory of Christ. While being highly qualified in operational aptitude and experience, he is best-known for his humility, sincerity, and joy!
For the past seven years Ben has served as the President & CEO of Carpenter Place, a faith-based non-profit children’s home located here in Wichita. During his time at Carpenter Place, he provided operational oversight of the residential and academic programming, budgeting, business development, capital projects, donor relations, facility management, and strategic planning.
Ben and his wife Kendra have been married for 18 years and have four children who attend CSW: Emma (11th grade), Kate (9th grade), Jack (5th grade), and Luke (1st grade). He has served as an assistant varsity boys basketball coach at CSW for the past three years, which has given the CSW administration and families the opportunity to see his passion and humility on display in real time. Prior to coming to Wichita, he served as the Principal of Village Christian School in Pleasant Plain, Ohio for four years, after serving two years as that school’s Athletic Director and PE teacher. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management and a Master of Science in Athletic Administration and Coaching, both from Ohio University-Athens.
Ben’s appointment is part of a strategic restructuring of our administration that will allow me to focus on the academic program, serving our teachers, and supporting our students as the COO assumes CSW’s daily operations. This new structure reflects the exciting growth of our school and our desire to serve the needs of our students and families well.
As you have opportunity, please congratulate Ben and pray for him and his family as he transitions into this role. We offer praise and thanksgiving to the Lord for His continued provision for our school and community.
Peace of Christ,
Joshua B. Dyson