Jun 15, 2024  
2024-2026 Academic Catalog 
  
2024-2026 Academic Catalog

Trustees, Administration, & Professional Support Staff


Board of Trustees 

Merilyn Douglass, ARNP-C, DNP 2005-24
Leonard Hitz 2018-24
Bob Larson 2021-24
David Rupp 2020-24
Shanda Smith 2020-24
Jean Clifford 2023-24

President’s Cabinet

President/CEO Ryan Ruda
Vice President-Administrative Services/CFO Karla Armstrong
Vice President-Instructional Services/CAO Marc Malone
Vice President-Athletics & Student Services Colin Lamb

College Council

President/CEO Ryan Ruda
Executive Assistant to the President Jodie Tewell
Vice President-Administrative Services/CFO Karla Armstrong
Vice President-Instructional Services/CAO Marc Malone
Vice President-Athletics & Student Services Colin Lamb
Director-Athletics Mike Pilosof
Dean- Academics Phil Terpstra
Dean- Technical Education & Workforce Development/Project Manager-Title V Chuck Pfeifer
Dean-Student Services Tammy Tabor
Dean- Advancement & Alumni Relations Scott Kedrowski
Assistant Dean- Technical Education Brandy Unruh
Assistant Dean- Technical Education Christian “Gabe” Winger
Comptroller Kim Harrison-Peters
Chief-Campus Police Rodney Dozier
Director-Human Resources Alexis Saenz
Director-Institutional Research & Data Support Brenda Barrett
Director-Facilities Craig Lurtz
Executive Director- Marketing & Public Relations Madilyn Limberg
Executive Director- Information Services Lance Miller
Director-Instructional Design/Administrator-Canvas Jamie Durler
Director-Endowment Association & Annual Giving Lenzy Kuebler
President-Faculty Senate Cody Cundiff
Ex-Officio-Faculty Senate Dru Saddler

Professional Support Staff

Director-Admissions Karlie Purdy
Director-Advising Sydnee Claussen
Registrar Nancy Unruh
Director-Student Financial Aid Melinda Harrington
Director-Residential Life Gordon Schuler
Director-Student Support Services Dana Nanninga
College Health Nurse Patricia Miller
Coordinator-Accommodations Joy Lehmann
Counselor JoAnn Garrier
Coordinator-Student Activities Brittany Clark
Coordinator-CAMP Regional Site Itzel Rodriuez
Director-Library Services Julia Proctor
Coordinator-GCCCA Program Claudia Horney
Manager-Bookstore Virga West
Director-Creative Services Melody Brooks
Director-Endowment Association & Annual Giving Lenzy Kuebler
Coordinator-Social Media & Design Cecilia Miller
Coordinator-Transportation Rhonda Everett
Coordinator-Tutoring Sara McClure
Coordinator-Online Services Vicky Reyes
Coordinator-Dual Credit Dawn Tucker
Coordinator-Accounts Payable Debbie Dunlap
Coordinator-Student Accounts Jennifer Hill
Coordinator - Apprenticeships Stephanie Knight

Administration

Dr. Ryan J. Ruda, President/CEO

Ed. D., National American University, Roueche Graduate Center
M.S., Fort Hays State University
B.S., Fort Hays State University

Karla J. Armstrong, Vice President - Administrative Services/CFO

M.B.A., Pittsburg State University
B.B.A., Southwestern College

Colin D. Lamb, Vice President - Athletics & Student Services

M.S.W., Washburn University
B.S.W., Washburn University
A.A., Garden City Community College

Dr. Marc P. Malone, Vice President - Instructional Services

Ed. D., University of Kansas
M.A., Iowa State University
B.A., Illinois College

Scott Kedrowski, Dean - Advancement & Alumni Relations

M.S., Fort Hays State University
B.S., Chadron State College

Patrick “Chuck” Pfeifer, Dean - Technical Education & Workforce Development/Project Manager-Title V

M.S., Kansas State University
B.A., Creighton University
A.S., Garden City Community College

Tammy Tabor, Dean - Student Services

B.A., Wichita State University

Philip M. Terpstra, Dean - Academics

M.S., Fort Hays State University
B.S., Chadron State College
A.S., Northwest College

Faculty

Clinton Alexander, Professor - Animal Science

Ph.D., Texas Tech University
M.S., Texas Tech University
B.S., Texas Tech University
A.S., Garden City Community College

Tamra Altman, Assistant Professor - Allied Health

        A.S., Garden City Community College

Sean Boller, Associate Professor - Vocal Music

B.A., Bethany College

Caroline Bradshaw, Associate Professor - Nursing C.N.A

A.S, Dodge City Community College

Ronald Carlson, Associate Professor - Computer Science

M.S., University of Missouri
B.S., University of Iowa
B.S., South Dakota State University

Stacey Carr, Associate Professor - Speech

M.S., Fort Hays State University
B.A., Fort Hays State University

Holly Chandler, Associate Professor - Reading

R.S.S., Emporia State University
M.A., Fort Hays State University
E.S.L. Endorsement, Kansas State University
B.S., Oklahoma Panhandle State University

Cody Cundiff, Associate Professor - Social Science

M.S., Fort Hays State University
B.S., Fort Hays State University
A.S., Garden City Community College

Nicole Dick, Professor - Mathematics

M.S., Kansas State University
B.A., Kansas State University
B.S., Kansas State University
A.S., Garden City Community College

Yuriy Drubinskiy, Assistant Professor - Robotics

M.A., Adams State University
B.A., Northern Michigan University

Jean Ferguson, Professor - ESL

Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University
M.S., The Pennsylvania State University
B.A., Wesleyan University
A.S., Tunix Community College

Eidy Flores, ABE/ASE Instructor

         B.S., Chihuahua, Mexico

Brett Forgy, Assistant Professor - Agriculture

         B.S., University of Nebraska

Travis Fulton, Assistant Professor - Automotive Technology

Certificate, WyoTech Automotive Career Training

Sara Gaut, Assistant Professor - Science

M.S., Wichita State University
B.A., Wichita State University

Benjamin Gershon, Assistant Professor - Mathematics

M.A., University of Kansas
B.A., University of North Florida

Jeremy Gigot, Assistant Professor - Business

J.D., Pepperdine University
M.B.A., Pepperdine University
B.S., Friends University

Veronica Goosey, Associate Professor - English

M.A., Brigham Young University
B.A., Brigham Young University

Greg Greathouse, Associate Professor - Health, Physical Education, & Recreation

M.S., Friends University
B.G.S., Emporia State University
A.S., Garden City Community College

Ryan Grubbs, Associate Professor - Automotive Technology

Auto Collision and Repair Certification, Northwest Kansas Technical College

Brett Haire, Assistant Professor - Automotive Technology

A.A.S., Garden City Community College

Renee Harbin, Professor - Business

M.S., Emporia State University
B.B.A., Oklahoma Panhandle State University

McClellan Hensley, Assistant Professor - Agricultural Equipment Technology

Certificate, U.S. Department of Transportation

Sheena Hernandez, Professor - English

M.A., Fort Hays State University
B.A, Fort Hays State University

Tammy Hutcheson, Professor - Social Science

M.L.S., Fort Hays State University
B.S., Fort Hays State University

Godwin Izibili, Assistant Professor - Business

         M.B.A., Emporia State University
         M.S., Emporia State University
         B.S., University of Benin

Lawrence “Larry” Jenkins, Associate Professor - Nursing

M.S., South Dakota State University
B.S.N., University of Kansas
B.S., University of Kansas
A.S., Garden City Community College

Christopher Johnson, Assistant Professor - Music/Co-Director - Band

M.P.S., Fort Hays State University
B.M., Fort Hays State University
B.M.E., Fort Hays State University
B.S., Fort Hays State University

Makenzi Johnson, Assistant Professor - Music/Co-Director-Band

M.P.S., Fort Hays State University
B.M., Fort Hays State University
B.M.E., Fort Hays State University
B.S., Fort Hays State University

Michael Knutson, Associate Professor - Art

B.S., Black Hills State University
M.F.A., Fort Hays State University

Cornelius Kristalyn, Assistant Professor - Chemistry

Ph.D., University of Michigan
M.S., University of Michigan

Seth Kristalyn, Associate Professor - English

M.A., Kansas State University
B.A., Pittsburg State University

Daniel Kyinakwa, Associate Professor - Chemistry

M.S., Illinois State University

Shelli Lalicker, Associate Professor - Science

M.S., Mississippi State University
B.S., Fort Hays State University
A.S., Garden City Community College

Tracy Lamb, Professor - Nursing LPN

B.S., Fort Hays State University
A.D.N., Garden City Community College

Winsom Lamb, Professor - Social Science

M.L.S., Fort Hays State University
B.S.W., Washburn University

Lorilynn Landgraf, Professor - Nursing LPN

B.S., Fort Hays State University
A.A.S., Garden City Community College

Andrew L. Lewton, Assistant Professor - Health, Physical Education, & Recreation

M.S., Fort Hays State University
B.S., Fort Hays State University

Billy Jo Lund, Simulation Nursing Instructor

         D.N.P, Chamberlain College of Nursing
         M.S.N.-PH, Grand Canyon University
         L.P.N., Southwest Technical Institute

Elisa Mai, Assistant Professor - Crop Production Technology

        B.S., Fort Hays State University
        A.S., Cowley Community College

Jami Major, Assistant Professor - Nursing C.N.A.

A.S., Garden City Community College

Layla Martinez, Assistant Professor - Education

M.S., Fort Hays State University
B.A., University of Minnesota

Daisy Mastin, Assistant Professor - Cosmetology

Certificate, Garden City Community College

Brian McCallum, Professor - Art

M.F.A., Kansas State University
B.F.A., Kansas State University

Jaime McVey, Assistant Professor - Health, Physical Education, & Recreation

M.A., Emporia State University
B.A., Newman University

Curt Nemechek, Carpentry Instructor

Residential Class B Contractor License

Emmalee Newport, Assistant Professor - Nursing

         B.S., Oklahoma Panhandle State University
         A.S., Seward County Community College

Thuy An Nguyen, Associate Professor - Mathematics

M.S., Wichita State University
B.S., Fort Hays State University
A.S., Seward County Community College

Susan Ortega, Professor - Business

D.B.A., Walden University
M.S., Argosy University
B.S., University of Phoenix
A.S., Garden City Community College

Dru Saddler, Associate Professor - Social Science

M.S., Newman University
B.S., Bethany College

Perla Salazar, Associate Professor - Mathematics

M.S., Fort Hays State University
B.S., Kansas State University
A.S., Dodge City Community College

Victor Salazar, Assistant Professor - Physics/Physical Science

         B.S., Kansas State University

Savannah Sanburg, Assistant Professor - Communication

         M.S.S., University of Colorado Denver

Samantha Sanger, Professor - English/Coordinator-Assessment

M.A., Fort Hays State University
B.A., Fort Hays State University

John Schafer, Professor - Science

M.S., Fort Hays State University
B.S., Colorado State University

William Schlichter, Assistant Professor - English

M.A., Missouri State University
B.S., Southeast Missouri State University

Robert Scrivner, Assistant Professor - Criminal Justice & Public Safety

B.S., Friends University
A.A.S., Garden City Community College

Nathan Steinle, Professor - Agricultural Equipment Technology

B.S., Pittsburg State University
A.S., Garden City Community College

Cayla Thomlinson, Associate Professor - Speech

M.A., Pittsburg State University
B.S., Pittsburg State University
A.A., Seward County Community College

Christopher Turpin, Associate Professor - English

M.A., Kansas State University
B.A., Kansas State University

Brandy Unruh, Associate Professor - Criminal Justice & Public Safety

M.S., University of Central Missouri
B.S., State University of Central Missouri
A.S., Garden City Community College

Alberto Veyza, Assistant Professor - Welding Technology

Welding Certifications, Garden City Community College

Devin Wackerla, Professor - Welding Technology

Certification, Missouri Welding Institute

Amy Waters, Associate Professor - Nursing

M.S., Fort Hays State University
B.S., University of Kansas

Helen Weeks, Associate Professor - English

B.A, American Public University
A.A, Garden City Community College

Misty Wheaton, Assistant Professor - Allied Health

        A.S., Garden City Community College

Jonathan Whitacre, Associate Professor - Mathematics

M.S, Youngstown State University
B.S, Youngstown State University

Sherri Williams, Associate Professor - Nursing

B.S.N., Tabor University

Christian ‘Gabe’ Winger, Associate Professor - Agricultural Equipment Technology

B.S., Fort Hays State University
A.A.S., Garden City Community College

Norman Wyatt, Associate Professor - Welding Technology

Welding Certifications

Haley York, Assistant Professor - Social Science

Ph.D., Louisiana State University
M.A, Louisiana State University
B.A, Texas Tech University

Professional Staff

Sonia Acosta, Supervisor - Custodial

Lizette Avalos Morales, Advisor - Student Support Services

M.S., Fort Hays State University
B.S., Fort Hays State University

Brenda Barrett, Director - Institutional Research & Data Support

B.S., Saint Joseph College
M.S., Fort Hays State University

Harley Beck, Assistant Trainer - Athletics

M.S., Northcentral University
B.S., University of Northern Colorado

Jason Bilberry, Athletic Academic Advisor

M.S., Pittsburg State University
B.B.A., Pittsburg State University

Donna Boese, Assistant Registrar

M.A., MidAmerica Nazarene University
B.S., Southwestern College

Melody Brooks, Director - Creative Services

B.A., Southern New Hampshire University
A.G.S., Garden City Community College

Manaia Brown, Assistant Coach - Football

         B.S., Brigham Young University

Corey Bryant, Head Coach - Soccer

B.S., Missouri Southern State University

Jaden Chavez, Head Coach - Men’s and Women’s Golf

        B.S., University of Arkansas Fort Smith
        A.S., Odessa College

Sydnee Claussen, Director - Advising

M.S., Fort Hays State University
B.S., University of Kansas

Indira Colon Arroyo, Assistant Coach - Cross Country/Track & Field

B.S., Cardinal Stritch University
A.A., Iowa Western Community College

Ryan Connolly, Automotive & Industrial Machine Mechanic

B.S., Oklahoma Wesleyan University

Kyle Davis, Assistant Coach - Baseball

B.S., Colorado Mesa University

Rodney Dozier, Chief-Campus Police

A.A., Garden City Community College

Jamie Durler, Director - Instructional Design/Administrator - Canvas

M.A., Kansas State University
B.A., University of Saint Mary

William “Rusty” Elmore, Head Coach - Men’s Basketball

M.S., Western Kentucky University
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University

Shellie Emahizer, Director of Nursing

M.S.N., Aspen University
B.S.N., Southwestern College
A.S., Garden City Community College

Rhonda Everett, Coordinator - Transportation

A.A., Dodge City Community College

Adriana Figueroa, Support Specialist - Instructional Design

B.S., Fort Hays State University
A.S., Garden City Community College

Kimberlyn Fisher, Professional Advisor - GCHS Transition Advisor

A.G.S., Columbia College

Gregory Franklin, Head Coach - Women’s Basketball

         B.S., Austin Peay State University

Cory French, Industrial Machine Mechanic Program Lead

Certifications - Grand River Technical School

Dawn Fuchs, Admissions Representative

         A.S., Pikes Peak Community College

JoAnn Garrier, Counselor

NCC, LPC, Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board
M.S., Fort Hays State University
M.S., Kansas State University
B.S., Iowa State University

Skyler Glenn, Coordinator - Animal Science

B.S., Kansas State University

Johana Gonzalez, Advisor - Student Support Services

M.S.W., University of Kansas
B.S.W., Fort Hays State University
A.S., Garden City Community College

Anita Gray, Research Analyst

M.A., West Texas A&M University
B.A.S., West Texas A&M University

Leslie Green, 2nd Assistant Coach - Women’s Soccer / Residential Life

Allison Griffin, Head Trainer - Athletics/Sports Medicine

B.S., Northern Arizona University

Justin Hafner, Assistant Coach - Football

        B.S., Maryville State University

Melanie Hands, Advisor - Transition & Career

J.D., Texas Wesleyan University (TAMU) School of Law
M.S.E., University of Kansas
B.S., Kansas State University

Melinda Harrington, Director - Financial Aid

B.B.A., Friends University
A.S., Garden City Community College

Kiyoshi Harris, Head Coach - Football

        M.Ed., Azusa Pacific University
        B.S., Rocky Mountain College     

Kimberly Harrison-Peters, Comptroller

Certificate, Southern Technical College

Jimmy Hash, Head Coach - Rodeo

B.S., Oklahoma Panhandle State University
A.S., Murray State College

Belinda Hendrix, Head Coach - Softball

        B.S., Troy University
        A.S., Thomas University

Jimmy Hendrix, Assistant Coach - Softball

        B.S., University of West Florida
        A.S., Valdosta State University

Linda Hill, Programmer/Analyst

B.S., Friends University
A.S., Garden City Community College

Patrick Hiltz, Head Coach - Volleyball

B.S., University of Nevada-Las Vegas

Claudia Horney, Director - Adult Education & Literacy Program

A.S., Garden City Community College

Walter Hubbard, Network Specialist

Judy Irsik, Coordinator - Nursing Student Success

AA., Garden City Community College

LaLani Kasselman, Director of Allied Health

A.S., Colby Community College

Stephanie Knight, Coordinator - Apprenticeship/Assistant - Instructional Services

A.A., Garden City Community College

Kory Kosegi, Head Coach - Spirit Squad

A.A.S., Dodge City Community College

Lenzy Kuebler, Director-Endowment Association & Annual Giving

         B.A., University of Arkansas

Ty Lain, Assistant Coach - Baseball

         B.A., Regis University

Kurtis Landgren, Assistant Coach - Football

        B.A., California State University

Joy Lehmann, Coordinator - Accommodations

B.A., Fort Hays State University

Madilyn Limberg, Executive Director - Marketing & Public Relations

M.B.A., Southeastern Oklahoma State University
B.B.A., Oklahoma Panhandle State University
B.B.A., Oklahoma Panhandle State University

Nicholas Lopez, Assistant Coach - Football

Jill Lucas, Assistant Director - Financial Aid

A.S., Garden City Community College

Ryan Lumpkin, Assistant Coach - Baseball/Residential Life

        B.S., University of Central Missouri

Craig Lurtz, Director - Facilities

Rafe Maughan, Assistant Coach - Football

B.S.A., United States Sports Academy

Sara McClure, Coordinator - Tutoring

         B.A., Chapman University

Steven McCollom, Assistant Coach - Football

         B.S., University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
         A.S., Northwood University

Cecilia Miller, Coordinator - Social Media & Design

A.S., Garden City Community College

Lance Miller, Executive Information Officer

Patricia Miller, College Health Nurse

B.S.N., Wichita State University
A.S., Garden City Community College

Jamar Montgomery, 2nd Assistant Coach/Residential Life - Football

         B.A., University of Colorado

Kellee Munoz, Director - Title IX

M.B.A., Friends University
B.S., Friends University

Wacey Munsell, Assistant Coach - Rodeo

        A.A.S., Dodge City Community College

Dana Nanninga, Director - Student Support Services

M.S.W., University of Denver
M.A., University of Denver
B.S.W., University of Kansas

Britnie Novack, Coordinator - Student Activities

        A.S., Garden City Community College

Joshua Oller, Head Coach - Baseball

         B.G.S., Fort Hays State University

James Parker, 2nd Assistant Coach - Football/Residential Life Coach

         M.A., Sul Ross State University
         B.A., Sul Ross State University

Breanna Perez, Technical Recruiter/Advisor

         B.S., University of Kansas Medical Center

Kurt Peterson, Coordinator - Student Support Services Tutoring

M.S., Friends University
B.A., North Park College

Mike Pilosof, Director - Athletics

B.A., University of Nevada Las Vegas

Karlie Purdy, Director - Admissions

         M.S., Kansas State University
         B.S., Northwestern State University

Christopher Quijanos, 2nd Assistant Coach - Men’s Soccer/Residential Life

Vicky Reyes, Coordinator - Online Services

M.Ed., University of Kansas
B.A., University of Kansas

Juliette Rios, Head Coach - Men’s & Women’s Cross Country / Assistant Coach - Track & Field

M.S.A., Eastern New Mexico University
B.S., Dakota State University

Cameron Rodriguez, Assistant Coach - Men’s & Women’s Soccer

B.S., University of Arkansas Pine Bluff

Itzel Rodriguez, Coordinator - CAMP Regional Site

M.S., Friends University
B.S., Friends University
A.S., Garden City Community College

Vanessa Rodriguez, Advisor - Financial Aid

B.A., Creighton University

Larissa Royer, Assistant Coach - Softball

A.S., Lamar Community College

Alexis Saenz, Director of Human Resources and Payroll

B.S., Fort Hays State University
M.B.A., University of Kansas

Zachary Sallee, Assistant Coach - Football

         B.S., Oklahoma State University

Gordon “Chip” Schuler, Director - Residential Life

B.G.S., Pittsburg State University

Adam Shrimplin, Creative Director/Assistant Director - Sports Information

Peter Simmons, Senior Research Analyst

        M.A., Georgetown University

Destiny Smith, 2nd Assistant Coach - Women’s Basketball

B.A., Henderson State University

Madisen Smith, 2nd Assistant Coach - Women’s Basketball

         M.S., West Virginia University

Nathan Smith, Assistant Trainer - Athletics

B.S., Weber State University

Emmett Statzer, Head Coach - Cross Country/Track & Field

B.S., University of Jamestown

Edmund Tarleton, Assistant Coach - Football

A.A., Rio Salado College

Jodie Tewell, Executive Assistant to the President

         A.S., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Tre Thomas, Assistant Coach - Soccer

B.S., Southwestern College

Isaiah Tisdale, Assistant Coach - Men’s Basketball

         M.A., Wake Forest University

Eric Torres, Assistant Coach/Residential Life - Football

        M.A., Concordia University of Irvine
        B.S., University of Arizona

Dawn Tucker, Coordinator - Dual Credit

B.S., Oklahoma Panhandle State University
M.S., Newman University

Nancy Unruh, Registrar

B.S., Kansas State University
A.D., Garden City Community College

Vaughn Van Dame, Head Coach - Strength & Conditioning

B.S., Southwestern College

Virga West, Manager - Bookstore

B.S., National American University
A.A.S., Garden City Community College

Jolene Williams, Advisor - Residential Life

Ashley Winger, Activity Director - Title V

M.S., Fort Hays State University
B.S., Oklahoma Panhandle State University

Alex Woodard, Assistant Coach - Football

        B.S., California State University
        A.S., Citrus College

Oscar Zelaya, Head Coach - Men’s Soccer

        B.S., Roger State University
        A.S., Garden City Community College

Bradford Zinn, Assistant Coach - Women’s Basketball