About Caroline Peine

Caroline Peine


Caroline Peine was born in Manhattan, Kansas and graduated from Manhattan High School in 1943.

She received a degree from Carleton College and a Master’s degree from Kansas State.

Caroline Peine taught at Kansas State and retired as Assistant Dean of Student Life.

She was an advocate of women’s rights and served as Director of Kansas State’s Women’s Resource Center.

A life-long philanthropist, Caroline donated to many Kansas State and community causes.

She served on many local Boards, including the Board of Directors of the Riley County Historical Society.

At her death in 2004, she established the Manhattan Fund – Caroline F. Peine Charitable Foundation, which continues to fund Manhattan area projects.