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Brownback appoints three with FHSU ties


TOPEKA -- Gov. Sam Brownback has appointed three people with ties to Fort Hays State University to state boards and commissions.

Curt Brungardt, Voss Distinguished Professor of Leadership Studies and Director of the Center for Civic Leadership at Fort Hays State University, was appointed to the Governor's Domestic Violence Fatality Board, which reviews all adult domestic violence-related fatalities in Kansas, describing trends and patterns regarding the facts and circumstances of these fatalities, recommending improvements to prevent future fatalities and determining if adequate resources and trainings are in place for those who respond to domestic violence crimes.

Brungardt received his bachelor's and master's degree in political science from Fort Hays State University and earned his doctorate in philosophy from Kansas State University.

Two FHSU graduates were named to the Kansas State Rehabilitation Council, which works in partnership with Kansans with disabilities to achieve goals for employment and independence.

* Heather Sasse, Athol, received her bachelor's degree in psychology and behavioral science education from Bethany College and her master's degree in K-12 School Counseling from Fort Hays State University. She is the transition coordinator at North Central Kansas Special Education Cooperative.

* Teresa Beaudry, Deerfield, is working on her bachelor's degree in social work at Fort Hays State University. She is serving as the state of Kansas education advocate and is parent information specialist at Families Together Inc.