KSHSAA news release

TOPEKA Reggie L. Romine, Assistant Executive Director of the Kansas State High School Activities Association, has announced his decision to retire from the KSHSAA staff effective July 1, 2015. He served on KSHSAA Board of Directors for eleven years and the KSHSAA Executive Board for five years. In 2005 he became an assistant executive director. Romine is in his 10th year of service to the Association. During that time, he has been responsible for the administration of music, debate, speech and drama activities, state basketball sportsmanship recognition programs, and spirit activities including cheer and dance. In addition to conducting debate, speech, drama, and spirit rules meetings for coaches, Romine was responsible for the administration of summer cheer and dance camps, fall spirit spreader clinics and postseason championship tournaments in debate, speech, and drama. He was also in charge of regional and state festivals in music, speech and drama. Romine was also involved with general interpretation of KSHSAA rules for the member schools of the Association.

A native of Palco, Romine earned an Associate of Arts degree at Colby Community College prior to completing a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics at Fort Hays State University, graduating with distinction. In 1980, Romine completed a Master of Science degree in Education Administration from Fort Hays State University. Romine began his career as a mathematics teacher at Dighton High School, where two years later he became principal. After serving four years as principal of Dighton High School, Romine served an additional 21 years as principal of Ellis High School. In 1997 the Kansas Music Educators Association honored Romine with their Administrator of the Year Award for his support for music education programs.

The 2014-15 school year marks Romines 37th year as a Kansas educator. Romine is widely known and respected throughout Kansas and the nation for his work in the field of school activity administration. During his tenure with the KSHSAA, Romine served on national committees through the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) on such issues as sportsmanship/citizenship & equity, spirit safety rules, music, speech and national debate topic selection.