Board of Regents

Washburn Board of Regents

By law, Washburn University is governed by a nine member Board of Regents. The Governor and the Mayor of the city of Topeka each appoint three members. One is the Mayor or a member of the city’s governing body. The Shawnee County Commission and the Kansas Board of Regents each appoint one member. The Kansas Regents’ appointee serves a one year term; all other members serve staggered four year terms.

Gubernatorial Appointees:

William Sneed
John McGivern, Chair
Brent Boles

Mayoral Appointees:

18th State Senate District
19th State Senate District
20th State Senate District

Jennifer Sourk
Blanche C. Parks
Paul Hoferer, Vice Chair

County Commission Appointee:

Terry Beck


Michelle De La Isla

Kansas Regent Appointee:

Helen Van Etten

Washburn University is also coordinated by the Kansas Board of Regents. More information can be found here .