Board of Directors
KSPA 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.
- August 2014 Executive Board Meeting held at the Kansas State University.
- December 2014 executive board meeting held at Wichita State University
- May 2015 executive board meeting held at the University of Kansas
- August 2015 executive board meeting held at Kansas State University
- December 2015 executive board meeting held at Wichita State University
- May 2016 executive board meeting held at University of Kansas
- August 2016 executive board meeting held at Wichita State University
- December 2016 executive board meeting held at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka
KSPA is governed by a constitution and general operating procedures posted here.
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 2016-2017
Kathy Habiger (Term ends May 2017)
Mill Valley High School
5900 Monticello Road
Shawnee, KS 66226
(Chairs Contest Committee)
Jessica Bowman (Assumes role of president in May 2017)
Canton-Galva High School
506 S. Kansas
PO Box 275
(Chairs Nominations Committee)
Jim McCrossen (Term ends in May 2017)
Blue Valley Northwest High School
Overland Park, KS 66213
Amy Morgan (Term ends May 2017)
Shawnee Mission West High School
8800 W. 85th St.
Overland Park, KS 66212
Board Members Elected Under Previous Regions
Area 1 Representative
Barb Tholen (Term ends May 2017)
Lawrence High School
Lawrence, KS 66046
Area 2 Representative
Jeff Welch (Term ends May 2017)
Wichita High School South
701 W 33rd St. South
Wichita, KS 67217
Seat left vacant by Kristin Baker. Welch appointed by board president Kathy Habiger
Area 3 Representative
Kristy Nyp (Term ends May 2017)
Manhattan High School
2100 Poyntz Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66502
Area 4 Representative
Vacant seat (Term is scheduled to end May 2017)
Area 5 Representative
Todd Vogts (Term ends May 2017)
Sterling High School
308 E. Washington St.
Board Members Elected Under New Regions
Area 1 representative
Jason Curtis (Term ends May 2018)
Lincoln Junior-Senior High School
110 E. Franklin
Lincoln, KS 67455
Area 2 representative
no candidate (Term ends May 2018)
Area 3 representative
Spencer O’Daniel (Term ends May 2018)
Wichita High School West
820 S. Osage
Wichita, KS 67213
Area 4 representative
Emily Smith (Term ends May 2018)
Pittsburg High School
1978 E. 4th St.
Pittsburg, KS 66724
Area 5 representative
Diana Klote (Term ends May 2018)
Blue Valley North High School
12200 Lamar Ave.
Overland Park, KS 66209
Dan Loving (Term ends May 2018)
Maize High School
11600 W. 45th St. North
Maize, KS 67101
Non-Voting Members of the Board
Shawnee Mission Northwest High School
12701 W. 67th St.
Shawnee, KS 66216
Middle School Liaisons
Derby Middle School
801 E. Madison
Derby, KS 67037
Mayberry Cultural and Fine Arts Magnet Middle School
207 S. Sheridan St.
Wichita, KS 67213
University of Kansas
317 Stauffer-Flint Hall
1435 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045-7515