Governor names three new regents

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Gov. Laura Kelly named a former railroad executive, a former schools superintendent and a former lawmaker to the Kansas Board of Regents.

Kelly nominated former BNSF Railway President and CEO Carl Ice, former Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools Superintendent Cynthia Lane and former state Sen. Wint Winter to the board that oversees higher education.

“These individuals are highly qualified, forward-thinking, and committed to safeguarding our state’s world-class higher education system,” Kelly said in a statement.

Kelley’s appointees replace Ann Brandau-Murguia of Kansas City, Kansas, Helen Van Etten of Topeka and Shane Bangerter of Dodge City.

All three were appointed by former Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and their terms on the board end this month.

Carl Ice

Ice worked for 42 years for BNSF. He is now vice chairman of the KSU Foundation Board of Directors, a member of the Salvation Army’s national board of directors, and a former member of the KSU Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Advisory Council.

Ice received an associate degree from Coffeyville Community College and a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Kansas State University.

Cynthia Lane

Lane, the former superintendent of Kansas City, Kansas public schools, is now the founder and CEO of Evolve Education Leadership Consulting.

Lane was the superintendent of Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools from 2010 to 2018, and received her doctorate in edcuation from the University of Kansas as well as a master’s and bachelor’s in education from Pittsburg State.

Wint Winter

Winter, a lawyer,  is a partner at the law firm of Stevens & Brand and previously was CEO and co-chairman of Peoples Bank & Peoples, Inc.

He specializes in real estate law, banking law, and commercial litigation.

He served as state senator from Lawrence from 1982-1992.

Winter received a bachelor’s and law degree from the University of Kansas.

The appointments must be confirmed by the Senate.