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State Relations Committee

The State Relations Committee meets weekly during the Kansas Legislative Session.  The purpose of the committee is to inform the campus community of relevant legislative issues and all legislation affecting higher education, the university, its faculty, staff and/or students. 

Dr. Tammy BeckhamDean of the College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Andy BennettFaculty Senate President 
Cindy BontragerVice President for Administration & Finance
Linda CookAssistant VP of Communications, K-State Alumni Association
Andrew CrowderSGA Governmental Relations Chair
Dr. Peter DorhoutVice President for Research
Sam EmersonGraduate Student Council
Ethan EricksonUniversity Budget Director
Dr. Verna FitzsimmonsCEO, K-State Polytechnic
Dr. John FlorosDean of the College of Agriculture
Dr. April MasonProvost and Senior Vice President
Carol MardenUniversity Support Staff President
Jeff MorrisVice President for Communications and Marketing
Bryan SwartzSGA State Relations Director
Jessica Van RankenStudent Body President
 Governmental Relations Staff
Dr. Sue Peterson (Chair)Director of Governmental Relations
Kristin HoltAssistant to the Director
Asher GillilandLegislative Assistant
Caleb HurstLegislative Assistant
Lacy PittsLegislative Assistant