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Jan. 10, 2006
Contact: Charles Jones, KU Public Management Center, (785) 296-2353.

Kansas Supreme Court Justice addresses 81 in KU public management program

TOPEKA -- Kansas Supreme Court Justice Carol Beier addressed 81 participants of the University of Kansas Public Management Center's Certified Public Managers program during Dec. 9 recognition ceremonies at the Maner Conference Center at the Capitol Plaza Hotel.

Students in the program are employed throughout Kansas and the Kansas City metropolitan area, said Charles Jones, director of KU's Public Management Center, 715 S.W. 10th St., Topeka. They join more than 600 previous graduates of the KU program since it began in 1993.

The Certified Public Managers (CPM) program is offered by KU's Public Management Center in partnership with the Mid-America Regional Council, the League of Kansas Municipalities, the Kansas Association of Counties and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Graduate School.

CPM students represent management at all levels of government. Completion of the course requires three days of classroom attendance each month for one year beginning in January. The curriculum provides a foundation in management practices, offers opportunities for professional and personal growth and fosters effective management practices in government.

“CPM students represent the very best in public service,” said Jones. “While managing full-time jobs, CPM students and their sponsoring agencies somehow find time and energy to hone their management skills to improve public service in Kansas.”

The 2005 CPM program included classes in Topeka, Overland Park and Salina. The 2006 course will be held in Topeka and Olathe. An additional CPM course is being planned for the first time in 2006 in southwestern Kansas with classes in Dodge City, Garden City and Liberal. For more information about the Public Management Program, go to http://www.kuce.org/pmc/cpm/index.shtml.

“We are committed to serving the public workforce all across Kansas,” said Jones. “So we look forward to working with southwestern Kansas communities in 2006.”

A list of 2005 program participants, their employers and the cities where they are employed is listed below.

Name Employer City where employed
Richard D. Wilson Kansas Highway Patrol Chanute
Andy R. West Kansas Dept. of Social and Rehabilitation Services Dodge City
Aaron D. Ambrose City of Grain Valley, Mo. Grain Valley, Mo.
Gregory S. Ford City of Grain Valley, Mo. Grain Valley, Mo.
Bryan A. Hamel Kansas Dept. of Transportation Hutchinson
Robyn L. Daniels Kansas Dept. of Transportation Independence
Lynn D. Ging Kansas Dept. of Transportation Independence
Bridgette Cobbins Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kan. Kansas City, Kan.
Brett A. Deichler Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kan. Kansas City, Kan.
Yola Gray Kansas City, Mo., Water Dept. Kansas City, Mo.
Dennis J. Mertes U.S. Dept. of Education Kansas City, Mo.
James Watkins City of Kansas City, Mo. Kansas City, Mo.
Elizabeth G. Griffin Larned State Hospital Larned
Paula R. Gilchrist Douglas County Treasurer Lawrence
Gail Schaplowsky KU (Networking and Telecommunications Services) Lawrence
Selma Southard Douglas County Emergency Communications Lawrence
Lucille (LuAnn) A. Ward Kansas State University Manhattan
Monty R. Wedel Riley County Manhattan
Gary L. Meagher City of McPherson McPherson
Joan Burkett Johnson County Emergency Communications Mission
William Packard Johnson County Emergency Communications Mission
Kelly J. Gaer Kansas Dept. of Transportation Norton
Colleen M. Brassington Kansas State School for the Deaf Olathe
Lisa Casparian Kansas State School for the Deaf Olathe
John Kirgan City of Olathe Olathe
Alonzo Linan City of Olathe Olathe
Michael P. Muszynski Kansas School for the Deaf Olathe
Ramona Slocum City of Olathe Olathe
Travis J. Smith Johnson County Clerk's Office Olathe
Troy R. Whitworth Kansas Dept. of Transportation Olathe
Angelo D. Zarlengo Kansas School for the Deaf Olathe
Earl C. Bosak Kansas Dept. of Transportation Osage City
Darrell L. Cossairt Kansas Dept. of Social and Rehabilitation Services Overland Park
Daniel Stack City of Overland Park Overland Park
Ron Ditmars City of Overland Park Overland Park
Brian Spini Consolidated Fire District No. 2 Prairie Village
George Stewart Consolidated Fire District No. 2 Prairie Village
Jason De Vore Kansas Highway Patrol Salina
Linda M. Duffy Kansas Dept. of Transportation Salina
Dennis R. Gassman Kansas Highway Patrol Salina
Richard Peters Kansas Highway Patrol Salina
James J. Roudybush Kansas Dept. of Transportation Salina
Theresa Addington Kansas Dept. of Social and Rehabilitation Services Topeka
Meg M. Bieberle Kansas Lottery Topeka
Amy J. Biel Kansas Dept. of Health and Environment - Bureau of Epidemiology Topeka
Kelleen (Kelly) Broxterman Kansas Dept. of Transportation Topeka
Rebecca Crowl Kansas Dept. of Transportation Topeka
Ernestina (Tina) DeLaRosa Kansas Dept. of Labor Topeka
Scott Gebhart Kansas Dept. of Transportation Topeka
Paula S. Greathouse Kansas Dept. of Labor Topeka
Laura L. Heflin Kansas Dept. of Health and Environment Topeka
Shane L. Hoobler Shawnee County Sheriff's Office Topeka
Elizabeth M. Hudson Kansas Corporation Commission Topeka
Penny L. Jamvold Kansas Dept. of Revenue Topeka
James A. Johnson Kansas Dept. of Health and Environment - Radiation Control Topeka
Marietta M. Jones Kansas Dept. of Revenue Topeka
Janelle K. Knowles Kansas State Board of Nursing Topeka
Michael E. Kolbek Shawnee County Sheriff's Office Topeka
Sandy Lawrence Kansas Dept. of Information Systems and Communications Topeka
Janelle A. Lyons Kansas Neurological Institute Topeka
DeAnna McClenahan Kansas Dept. of Health and Environment Topeka
Michelle M. Miller Kansas Dept. of Health and Environment Topeka
Roger T. Moore Kansas Dept. of Transportation Topeka
Lisa K. Ngole Kansas Public Employees Retirement System Topeka
Jaime Nickoley Kansas State Gaming Agency Topeka
Morris W. Oborny Kansas Dept. of Information Systems and Communications Topeka
Marie A. Ortiz Kansas Dept. of Social and Rehabilitation Services Topeka
Mary Beth Pfrang Kansas Dept. of Transportation Topeka
Brad J. Roberts Kansas Dept. of Health and Environment Topeka
Karen Rogers Kansas Dept. of Transportation Topeka
Susan Sherburne Kansas Dept. of Health and Environment Topeka
Bobbi J. Silver Kansas Dental Board Topeka
Kirk M. Slusser Kansas Dept. of Revenue Topeka
William (Mitch) Sothers Kansas Dept. of Transportation Topeka
Donnita R. Thomas Kansas Dept. of Revenue Topeka
Lise A. Ullery Kansas Public Employees Retirement System Topeka
Lori Williams Kansas Dept. of Social and Rehabilitation Services Topeka
Brian D. Windmeyer Kansas Dept. of Social and Rehabilitation Services Topeka
Betty Wright Kansas State Board of Nursing Topeka
David P. Wujcik Kansas Dept. of Labor Topeka
Misty D. Heiser Kansas Dept. of Social and Rehabilitation Services Wichita

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