Kansas Postsecondary Technical Education Authority Members

The Kansas Postsecondary Technical Education Authority (TEA) was established by the Kansas Legislature in 2007. As delineated through legislation, the TEA functions under the auspices of the Kansas Board of Regents and makes recommendations to the Regents regarding the coordination, statewide planning, and improvements/enhancements to the postsecondary technical education system in Kansas. The TEA is comprised of 12 appointed members:

Ray Frederick, Jr. (Chair)
Frederick PLBG. & HTG. Inc.
Wichita, Kansas

Debbie Gann (Vice Chair)
Spirit AeroSystems
Wichita, Kansas

Bruce Akin
Westar Energy
Topeka, Kansas

Dong Quach
Kansas City Board of Public Utilities
Kansas City, Kansas

Eddie Estes
Western Kansas Manufacturers Association
Dodge City, Kansas

Joe Glassman
Glassman Corporation
Hays, Kansas

Kathy Howell
Saint Luke's Health System
Overland Park, KS 

Mike Johnson
M&M Equipment Co.
Great Bend, KS 

Rita Johnson
Wichita, KS 

Appointee
Kansas Department of Commerce
Topeka, Kansas

Lana Gordon, Secretary
Kansas Department of Labor
Topeka, Kansas

Stacy Smith
Kansas State Department of Education
Topeka, Kansas