The office of the Kansas Scholastic Press Association is located at the University of Kansas in the William Allen White School of Journalism, but its Board of Directors is comprised of high school teachers from around the state.

Feel free to contact any member of the board for information regarding KSPA and its programs, contests and conferences.

Board Minutes

The KSPA board meets three times each year at locations around the state. At those meetings, the KSPA board secretary compiles minutes. At the following meeting the KSPA board votes on revisions to the minutes and approves them. Those notes and drafts of minutes are shared here.

2014 board meeting documents

2015 board meeting documents

2016 board meeting documents

2017 board meeting documents

2018 board meeting documents

2019 board meeting documents

  • KSPA is governed by a constitution and general operating procedures posted here.

 

Regional Map

KSPA regional map voting

The KSPA board is comprised of advisers elected from five areas of the state as drawn by the executive director and approved the by KSPA board. Board members elected in April 2014 and earlier represented schools based on this map.

KSPA Board through May 2020

Board Leadership

  • JD Garber

    (785) 309-3578

    Salina Central High School, 650 E. Crawford, Salina KS 67401

  • Kathy Habiger

    913-422-4351

    Mill Valley High School, 5900 Monticello Road, Shawnee, KS 66226

  • Kristy Nyp

    (785) 587-2114

    Manhattan High School, 2100 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502

  • Jessica Bowman

    Hillsboro High School, 400 E. Grand, Hillsboro, KS 67063, (term as past president ends May 2021)

Board members through May 2020

  • Dan Loving

    316-214-3006

    Maize High School, 11600 W. 45th St. North, Maize, KS 67101

  • Diana Klote

    (913) 239-3247

    Blue Valley North High School, 12200 Lamar Ave., Overland Park, KS 66209

  • Emily Smith

    (620) 249-7895

    Pittsburg High School, 1978 E. 4th St., Pittsburg, KS 66724

  • Joanna Chadwick

    316-788-8500

    Derby High, 920 N Rock Road, Derby, KS 67037

  • Jason Curtis

    (785) 479-0268

    Lincoln Junior-Senior High School, 110 E. Franklin, Lincoln, KS 67455

Board members through May 2021

  • Becky Tate

    Blue Valley Northwest High School, 13260 Switzer, Overland Park, KS 66213

  • Linda Drake

    (620) 273-6354

    Chase County Jr.-Sr. High School, 600 Main Street, Cottonwood Fall, KS 66845

  • Jeff Welch

    (316) 973-5597

    Wichita High School South, 701 W 33rd St. South, Wichita, KS 67217

  • Heather Hooper

    Topeka High School, 800 SW 10th, Topeka KS 66612

Non-voting board members

  • Rachel Basden

    Indian Hill Middle School, 6400 Mission Rd, Prairie Village, KS 66208

  • Susan Massy

    913-993-7286

    Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, 12701 W. 67th St., Shawnee, KS 66216

  • Eric Thomas

    785-864-0605

    Eric Thomas began work as KSPA executive director during the summer of 2014. He works with the board to program excellent events for KSPA schools and to support student journalists…

Presidents of the KSPA board

Past KSPA Executive Board Presidents include:

    • 1974-1975, Betsy Hazlett
    • 1982-1983, Cheryl Attebury
    • 1983-1985, Mary Anne Siefkes
    • 1985-1987, Steve Crum
    • 1987-1989, Tony Furse
    • 1989-1990, Nancy Hall
    • 1990-1993, Carol Dreiling
    • 1993-1995, Phyllis Wipf
    • 1995-1998, Celia McDuff
    • 1998-1999, Mary Lou Bowen
    • 1999-2001, Vicki Constable
    • 2001-2003, Linda Drake
    • 2003-2006, Sharon Martin
    • 2006-2008, Linda Drake
    • 2008-2009, Lisa Crites
    • 2009-2011, Jim McCrossen
    • 2011-2012, Jill Chittum
    • 2012-2013, Linda Drake
    • 2013-2015, Jim McCrossen
    • 2015-2017, Kathy Habiger
    • 2017-2019, Jessica Bowman
    • 2019-2021, Kristy Nyp