Governor Laura Kelly appointed Steve Waugh, Topeka, to the State Library of Kansas Board.

The mission of the board is to advocate for statewide library services and resources, and to encourage cooperation among libraries and promote and encourage innovative library services. The board promotes cooperation with the Kansas Board of Regents to ensure the inclusion of libraries on the KAN-ED network and continues the availability of statewide library reference resources.

“Libraries are vital resources for keeping people educated,” Kelly said. “Steve’s strong business and community experience will make him a strong contributor on the board.”

Waugh is the recently retired vice president of corporate quality assurance and social responsibility at Payless. Waugh received his Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering from Iowa State University. He is a board member of the Topeka Youth Project, Greater Topeka United Way, Topeka Civic Theatre, ARTSConnect Topeka and the Topeka Jazz Concert Series.

There are a total of 11 members on the board, all appointed by the governor.