Dr. Curtis Brungardt, director for the Center for Civic Leadership at Fort Hays State University, has been appointed to the Kansas Volunteer Commission by Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson.
Brungardt is also the Omer G. Voss Distinguished Professor of Leadership Studies at FHSU.
The commission upholds the value of service and volunteering to all citizens of the state to address community needs, respond to disasters and inspire a commitment to community service among Kansans.
Brungardt earned a doctorate in curriculum, instruction and policy studies from Kansas State University. He is also a co-founder of the 1100 Torches National Campaign, a non-profit organization that promotes community service in honor of the late Jana Mackey.
Brungardt will serve as a member representing higher education.