Governor Laura Kelly appointed Aaron Otto, Roeland Park, to the Midwestern Higher Education Compact.

“We are excited to have Aaron to represent Kansas in the Midwestern Higher Education Compact,” Kelly said. “Kansas has unique educational needs and deserves a passionate and experienced leader.”

The compact provides greater higher education opportunities and services in the Midwestern region, with the goal of furthering regional access for citizens residing in states in the compact. The compact is headquartered in Minneapolis and member states include: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Governor Kelly also has appointed Otto to the Governor’s Council on Education.

He currently serves as executive director for the Johnson County Airport Commission. Previously, Otto served as city administrator for Roeland Park and worked in the Kansas State Treasurer’s office as assistant state treasurer. Otto graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science from Kansas State University and received a master’s degree in public administration from George Washington University.