Our Team

Lead Organizers

Angela Buzard

Angela Buzard

Manager, Training and Development

With 15 years of experience developing and delivering industry relevant trainings, Angela is skilled in developing programs that train professionals in a way that meets the needs of today's companies and deliver skills that are immediately applicable.

"Professional development education doesn't have to be boring. Learning should be engaging and done in partnership with the learner. K-State Olathe prides itself in offering trainings that participants want to be in and tell their colleagues."

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Debbie Kirchhoff

Debbie Kirchhoff

Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives

Working in the Kansas City region for the majority of her career, Debbie has built relationships with industry and the community to help advance the mission of K-State Olathe. These partnerships have enabled the professional development team to develop programs that are in high demand by industry and their employees.

"The goal for K-State Olathe is to be a resource to help meet workforce needs in the region. Offering in demand professional development programs allows the current workforce to improve and make an immediate impact in their jobs and for their companies to succeed."

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Support

Megan Gould

Megan Gould

Communications and marketing assistant

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Brooke Speake

Brooke Speake

Events assistant

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Instructors

Rob Hunter

Dr. Rob Hunter

Animal Health lead instructor and advisor

Norm Brown

Norm Brown

Animal Health instructor

Judy Favor

Dr. Judy Favor

Leadership Series instructor

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Royce Ann Collins

Dr. Royce Ann Collins

Leadership Series instructor

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Brett Horton

Dr. Brett Horton

Leadership Series instructor

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