KHS Officers2020-02-26T06:17:15+00:00

Kansas Herpetological Society Officers

The Kansas Herpetological Society is governed by the Executive Council (EC). The EC consists of five elected officials (President, Past-President, President-Elect, Treasurer, and Secretary) and two officers appointed by the current President (Historian and Editor). The duties of each office are ascribed in the KHS Bylaws.

The President selects the Chairperson of the four KHS Standing Committees (Awards, Field Trips, Media/Publicity, and Nominating). Their duties are defined as follows:
Awards – This individual, in cooperation with others of her/his choosing, is tasked with selecting recipients for the various awards given by the KHS. Awards are typically given during the KHS Annual Meeting.
Field Trips – The Field Trip Chairperson is responsible for organizing the KHS Field Trips. The duties include selecting sites, securing permission, coordinating activities, etc.
Media/Publicity – Manages the KHS social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) and prepares press releases to promote the KHS and its events.
Nominating – The Chairperson, in cooperation with others of her/his choosing, selects and vets individuals for vacant elected EC offices.

The President creates Ad Hoc Committees/Chairs (non-voting) as needed (e.g. Membership).

The President assigns Ad Hoc Liaisons (non-voting) as needed to external organizations to promote the interests of the KHS.

Elected Members of the KHS Executive Council

President

CHRISTOPHER VISSER
cvisser@huskers.unl.edu
Nebraska Nature Service
1025 E Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508
(402-217-4250)

President-Elect

ANDREW GEORGE
adgeorge@pittstate.edu
Department of Biological Sciences
Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg, Kansas 66762
(620-235-4030)

Past President

CURTIS SCHMIDT
cjschmidt@fhsu.edu
Sternberg Museum of Natural History
3000 Sternberg Drive
Hays, Kansas 67601
(785-650-2447)

Secretary

TODD VOLKMANN
todd@gpnc.com
Great Plains Nature Center
6232 East 29th St,
Wichita, KS 67220
(316-683-5499)

Treasurer

DEXTER R. MARDIS
dmardis784@gmail.com
Wichita State University, Biological Field Station
Box 26, 1845 N Fairmount
Wichita, Kansas 67260
(417-239-4541)

Appointed Members of the KHS Executive Council

Historian

SUZANNE L. COLLINS
scollins@ku.edu
The Center for North American Herpetology
1502 Medinah Circle
Lawrence, Kansas 66047
(785-393-2392)

Editor

DAREN RIEDLE
daren.riedle@ksoutdoors.com
Kansas Dept. of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism
512 SE 25th Ave
Pratt, Kansas 67124
(620-672-0746)

Field Trips

TRAVIS W. TAGGART
twtaggart@fhsu.edu
CNAH/Sternberg Museum of Natural History
Fort Hays State University
Hays, Kansas 67601
(785-650-2445)

KHS Standing Committee Chairpersons (non-voting)

Awards

DANIEL D. FOGELL
dfogell@southeast.edu
Academic Education Division
Southeast Community College
Lincoln, Nebraska 68520
(402-437-2870)
Committee Members: OPEN

Media and Publicity

DIEDRE KRAMER
diedre.kramer@ks.gov
KDWPT Education Center Director
512 SE 25th Ave.
Pratt, Kansas 67124
(785-678-7085)

Nominating

LYNETTE SIEVERT
lsievert@emporia.edu
Department Of Biological Sciences
Emporia State University
Emporia, Kansas 66801
(620-341-5606)

KHS Ad hoc Committee Chairpersons (non-voting)

Membership

OPEN

KHS Ad hoc Liaisons (non-voting)

Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism

J. DAREN RIEDLE
daren.riedle@ks.gov
Kansas Dept. of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism
512 SE 25th Ave
Pratt, Kansas 67124
(620-672-0746)

Kansas Nongame Wildlife Advisory Council (KNWAC)

TRAVIS W. TAGGART
twtaggart@fhsu.edu
KHS Field Trip Coordinator
2111 Oak St.
Hays, Kansas 67601
(785-650-2445)