Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is comprised of leaders from KanREN member institutions.  All user communities are represented in the make-up of the Board, and the Board composition is modified over time to stay consistent with the membership.

Directors are either appointed or elected.  Currently, the CIO (or equivalent) at each Kansas Board of Regents Institution will appoint a director from their institution to serve on the Board.  The appointed Board positions number no more than one half of the total Board makeup.  Other Directors are elected by the entire membership.  With the exception of the appointed seats, Directors serve renewable two-year terms, and are elected by the membership at the KanREN Annual Meeting held each April.

KanREN member sites are encouraged to contact board members at any time with concerns or to raise issues for discussion by the Board.

Regent University Directors (8 appointed seats)

  • Angela Neria

    Pittsburg State Unviersity
  • Cory Falldine

    Emporia State University (Chair)
  • Eric Freeze

    University of Kansas
  • Jim Tagliareni

    Washburn University
  • Keith Neufeld

    Wichita State University (Vice Chair)
  • Mark Griffin

    Fort Hays State University
  • Rob Caffey

    Kansas State University
  • Steve Selaya

    University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Community College Directors (2 elected seats)

  • Michelle Kaiser

    Barton Community College
  • Sandra Warner

    Johnson County Community College
  • Private College & University Directors (1 elected seat)

  • Andy Jett

    Baker University
  • K-12 School District Directors (2 elected seats)

  • G.A. Buie

    United School Administrators of Kansas
  • Kevin Brokaw

    Silver Lake USD 372
  • Library Director (1 elected seat)

  • Jeff Hixon

    State Library of Kansas
  • At-Large Directors (2 elected seats)

  • Sr. Diana Seago

    Mount Saint Scholastica
  • Tyler Palmer

    Lawrence Memorial Hospital
  • Board Committees

    Several standing committees exist to develop policy and make recommendations to the board, who, depending on the level of decision, either approve it as a Board, or recommend a membership vote. The board Chair and Executive Director serve on all committees. Some committee participants are not directors, but are invited to serve by the board of directors.

    Membership Committee

  • Betsy Draper

    Kansas State University
  • Diana Seago

    Mount Saint Scholastica
  • Eric Freeze (member participant)

    University of Kansas
  • Keith Neufeld

    Wichita State University
  • Michelle Kaiser

    Barton Community College
  • Personnel Committee

  • Jeff Hixon

    State Library of Kansas
  • Mark Griffin

    Fort Hays State University
  • Rob Caffey

    Kansas State University
  • Finance Committee

  • Angela Neria

    Pittsburg State University
  • Chris Crook (Member Participant)

    University of Kansas
  • Sandra Warner

    Johnson County Community College