D. Shane Bangerter of Dodge City was appointed to the Kansas Board of Regents by Governor Sam Brownback in 2013. He is presently serving as chair of the Board's Fiscal Affairs and Audit committee and is a founding partner of Rebein Bangerter Rebein P.A., a legal practice that has an emphasis on workers compensation cases.
Bangerter grew up in Leoti, Kansas, working endless hours of farm and ranch labor between school activities and university attendance. He has served as a member of the Board of Trustees for Dodge City Community College, is a member of the Board of Governors for the University of Kansas School of Law, and served on the Boards of the Dodge City Housing Authority, Dodge City Roundup Rodeo, The Alley Teen Center, and Dodge City Raceway Park. The American Trial Lawyers Association has honored him as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in Kansas, and he was named 2013 Lawyer of the Year in the 19th edition of “Best Lawyers in America.”
Bangerter received his bachelor’s degree in 1987 from Oral Roberts University and a law degree in 1990 from the University of Kansas School of Law. He and his wife, Kirstin, have two children. In his free time, he enjoys ranch horse competitions, flying, motorcycling, boating, and auto racing.
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