Community Partnerships

The Advisory Board

The Advisory Board has significantly aided the Leadership Institute in its efforts to accomplish its mission through guidance, advocacy and partnership with the Leadership Institute.  The Advisory Board consists of adults in the Topeka Community that help the Leadership Institute set goals in pursuit of its mission and provide feedback, wisdom and expertise to enable the Leadership Institute to maximize its potential.  The Advisory Board receive progress reports from Leadership Institute staff and student leaders and give feedback, suggestions, and help to brainstorm new ideas, solutions to hurdles, or enhancements to existing plans.

Current Advisory Board Members:

William Beteta - Schendel Lawn and Landscape

Ron Brown - Topeka Public Schools

Rosa Cavazos – Visit Topeka

Michel' Cole - Westar Energy

Tammy Dishman - Capitol Federal Foundation

Susan Duffy - Topeka Metro

Mike Grogan - Grogan Coaching and Consulting Services

Kim Gronniger - Security Benefit

Jennifer Kirmse - Azura Credit Union

Miriam Krehbiel

Mary Pilgram - Washburn University

Barbara Stapleton - Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce

Lyle Thiessen - Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas

Bob Trepinski - Jack Hope Design