Born in Manhattan, Charles Hostetler was an accomplished leader in the banking and insurance industries. While at MHS, he was on the golf team and was sports editor of The Manhattan Mentor. He also participated in Hi-Y, intramurals, interest clubs, play crew, boys glee club and debate. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University in 1960 and a Bachelor of Laws from Kansas University School of Law in 1963.
Returning to Manhattan, he became the president of Charlson & Wilson Insurance Agency and chairman of the First Savings Bank of Manhattan. From 1989 to 1992, Hostetler served on the Kansas Board of Regents and he was a member of the Board of Governors of the KU law school. In 2012, he received the highest honor given by the KU School Of Law to graduates who have distinguished themselves through their service to the legal profession, their communities, KU and the state or nation.
He taught at the KSU School of Business for 21 years and for his long commitment to education he was elected the National President of the KSU Foundation Presidents Club. He was honored for his years of work with the KSU Greek community with the KSU Greek Letter Lifetime Alumni Award. A founding member of the MHS Alumni Association, Hostetler died in 2013.