Administrative Staff

   
Curtis Brungardt Curt Brungardt, Ph.D
Executive Director, Center for Civic Leadership
Voss Distinguished Professor of Leadership Studies

Office Phone: 785-628-5592
Email: cbrungar@fhsu.edu

Dr. Brungardt is the senior member and creator of the Department of Leadership Studies and the co-founder of the Center for Civic Leadership. He specializes in political leadership, social change, and community organizing. Dr. Brungardt is an author and co-author of several books and numerous articles and has presented over 150 workshops throughout the world. However, he is best known as a social entrepreneur creating and developing programs, both inside and outside of academia, that directly impact peoples lives.
   
Jackie Gottschalk Jackie Gottschalk
Office Manager / Financial Officer, Center for Civic Leadership

Office Phone: 785-628-5592
Email: jkgottschalk@fhsu.edu

Jackie serves as the office manager and financial officer for the Center for Civic Leadership. Jackie comes to the Center after a long, successful career with the local school district in Hays, Kansas.
   
Jennifer McGonegal Jennifer McGonegal
Center for Civic Leadership

Office Phone: 785-628-5592
Email:jbmcgonegal@fhsu.edu

Jennifer is the Administrative Assistant in the Center for Civic Leadership. Her job includes helping the staff, assisting Curt Brungardt and promoting opportunities that different projects organize and host. She will graduate in spring 2014 with a Degree in Agriculture Education, a Minor in Leadership Studies and a Certificate in Tourism and Hospitality.
   
Alexis Spitler Lexie Spitler
Project Coordinator and Graduate Assistant, Center for Civic Leadership

Office Phone: 785-628-5528
Email: amspitler@fhsu.edu

   
Spencer Autem Spencer Autem
Webmaster, Center for Civic Leadership

Office Phone: 785-628-5592
Email: stautem@fhsu.edu

Spencer serves as the Center for Civic Leadership webmaster. He is actively involved in promoting all Center for Civic Leadership programs through innovative web design. Spencer is majoring in Informatics with an emphasis in Web Development.
   

Project Staff

   
Christie Brungardt Christie Brungardt, Ph.D
Senior Fellow - Women's Leadership Project, Center for Civic Leadership
Instructor of Leadership Studies

Office Phone: 785-628-4473
Email: cjbrunga@fhsu.edu

In addition to holding a teaching position in the Department of Leadership Studies, Dr. Brungardt has been an active member in creating and implementing numerous Center for Civic Leadership programs. These include KYLA, Ben Franklin Papers, American Democracy Project, and the Kansas Women’s Leadership Conference. Christie holds a Ph.D. from Kansas State University.
   
Danielle Dougherty Danielle Dougherty
Student Coordinator, Tigers In Service

Office Phone: 785-628-5537
Email: dedougherty2@fhsu.edu

   
Jeremy Gill Jeremy Gill
Student Coordinator, American Democracy Project

Office Phone: 785-628-5399
Email: jmgill@fhsu.edu

   
Anna Hand Anna Hand
American Democracy Project Student Coordinator

Office Phone: 785-628-5399
Email: akhand@fhsu.edu

Anna Hand is a student coordinator for the American Democracy Project. Since a young age Anna has been interested in politics and enjoys helping other FHSU students become civically and politically engaged. Anna hopes to graduate from Fort Hays State University with a Political Science major and then pursue a law degree specializing in Human and Women's Rights
   
Alma Hidalgo Alma Hidalgo
Graduate Assistant

Office Phone: 785-628-4497
Email: aghidalgo@fhsu.edu

Alma serves as the Graduate Assistant and Graphic Designer for all four projects. One of her main roles is to research and execute ideas to how the projects can involve our virtual students in being civically engaged within their events. She has her Bachelors in Graphic Design, and is pursuing her Masters in Student Affairs.
   
Brenna Johnson
Brenna Johnson
Student Coordinator, Global Leadership Project

Office Phone:785-628-4497
Email:brjohnson5@fhsu.edu

Brenna, a junior at FHSU, serves as co-student coordinator for the Global Leadership Project. She helps students become more aware of global issues and how they can become involved with these issues. Brenna is pursuing a degree in Special Education, with a certificate in Leadership.
   
Sadie Lungren
Sadie Lungren
Women's Leadership Project, Center for Civic Leadership

Office Phone: 785-628-4312
Email:selungren3@fhsu.edu

Sadie Lungren is a senior at FHSU. She is studying Sociology and Spanish. Her passion for women's issues stemmed from working with women who are in rehabilitation after being directly affected by violence in the sex industry, and she hopes to continue with this type of work after graduation.
   
Carly McCracken
Carly McCracken
Student Coordinator, Global Leadership Project

Office Phone: 785-628-4497
Email: cjmccracken@fhsu.edu

   
Arin Powers
Arin Powers
Tigers In Service Co-Director, Center for Civic Leadership

Office Phone: 785-628-5537
Email: ampowers2@fhsu.edu

Arin is a Co-Director for Tigers In Service. She is involved with co-planning Tigers In Service events as well as finding volunteer projects and opportunities for students both on campus and in the community. Arin is currently a sophomore pursuing a degree in Business Management.
   
Holly Weiss
Holly Weiss
Women's Leadership Project Student Coordinator

Office Phone: 785-628-4312
Email:hrweiss@fhsu.edu

Holly is a senior at FHSU. She is majoring in English Literature with a minor in Leadership Studies. She is actively involved with her sorority which sparked her passion for women's leadership four years ago. Her job at the Women's Leadership Project is to empower and inspire college women to be leaders on campus and throughout the world.