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 2023

Board Leadership

Non-voting board members

  • Eric Thomas 
William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communication 

Executive Director 
Kansas Scholastic Press Association

    Eric Thomas


    Kansas Scholastic Press Association & University of Kansas, 1435 Jayhawk Boulevard, Lawrence KS 66045

  • Susan-Massy

    Susan Massy


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

Board members through May 2024

Board members through May 2025

  • KSPA headshot if using - BriAnne Chayer

    BriAnne Chayer

    Paola High School, 401 Angela St, Paola, KS 66071

  • Kelli headshot - Kelli Zehr

    Kelli Zehr

    Halstead High School, 521 W 6th St, Halstead, KS 67056

  • IMG_7844 - Allie Crome

    Allie Crome

    Silver Lake High School, 200 East Lake, PO Box 39, Silver Lake, KS 66539

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    Rachel Harmon

    Ulysses High School, 501 N McCall St, Ulysses, KS 67880

  • McCambridge_Sarah_416 - Sarah McCambridge

    Sarah McCambridge

    Bishop Miege High School, 5041 Reinhardt Dr, Roeland Park, KS 66205

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
    • 2021-2023, Jeff Welch
    • 2023-present, Becky Tate