Executive Board

The KsCC Executive Board is composed of a majority of member presidents and may also have public or corporate members. A member president chairs the Executive Board. The Executive Board meets quarterly, typically twice in a conference call and twice in person, to oversee the operations of the state Compact. Board members serve rotating three-year terms from July 1 to June 30, with three permanent seats reserved for the Kansas Board of Regents, the Kansas Independent Colleges Association, and the hosting institution for KsCC. The Executive Board is responsible for:

  • Setting membership fees for the state compact each year
  • Approving the mission, by-laws, organizational structure, and programs
  • Approving the budget
  • Setting general policy and direction, updating an annual strategic plan
  • Assisting with fund development
  • Working with legislators and the media

2013-2014 Executive Board Members

(Year joined board)

Ed Berger (2010)
Hutchinson Community College

Matt Lindsey(2012)
Kansas Independent Colleges Association

Diane Steele (2013)
University of St. Mary's College

Lynette Lacy (2013)
Kansas Leadership Center


* 2013-14 Chair

Kenny Wilk (2012)
Kansas Board of Regents

Kirk Schulz (2010)
Kansas State University

Michael Schneider *(2013-2014)
McPherson College

Ex Officio:
Mary Hale Tolar (2008)
Director, School of Leadership Studies
Kansas State University