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Leland Powers


Leland Powers, Fort Hays State University art and design department chairman, has been at FHSU for 20 years.

He's served as chairman for more than 10 years.

"I went to school in the two-dimentional area -- drawing, painting and printmaking," he said.

Before coming to FHSU, he worked outside the educational system in the field of design.

"We have more teachers in drawing and printmaking, so I assist our interior design teacher with a couple of courses each semester."

Because of his other responsibilities as department chairman, such as recruiting new students, his teaching load is two courses instead of the full load of four.

"You don't just teach your classes and go home, you have lots of other duties," he said.