STATE BOARD DISTRICT 7
Mr. Kenneth Willard
ASSISTANT LEGISLATIVE COORDINATOR
24 Dakota Drive
Hutchinson, KS 67502
(620) 669-0498 (home)
Kenneth R. Willard took office, representing Kansas State Board of Education District 7, in January, 2003. He represented the State Board of Education on the Board of Directors of the Kansas State High School Activities Association for 2003-2005, and was appointed to the Board of Directors for the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) representing the Central Region, in 2004. In January, 2009, Ken began his term of office as the President of NASBE. He has also served on the State Board of Education's Communication Committee, Board Policy Committee and as Legislative Coordinator.
Ken is a United States Navy Vietnam veteran, 1968 - 1972. He is retired from the insurance business after serving 33 years - 14 years as an agent and 19 years as an Agency Sales Manager.
Ken earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Washburn University in Topeka. He is active in his church, and school and community organizations. He recently served 6 years on the Nickerson/South Hutchinson USD 309 board of education, two years as vice president, one as president of the board. Ken and his wife Deanna have five children and 12 grandchild.