Today, Governor Laura Kelly appointed Carl Ice, Dr. Cynthia Lane, and Wint Winter to the Kansas Board of Regents.

“These individuals are highly qualified, forward-thinking, and committed to safeguarding our state’s world-class higher education system,” Governor Kelly said. “I look forward to working with them and the entire Board of Regents to develop sustainable partnerships with education stakeholders, implement top tier workforce development programs, and leverage our colleges and universities as engines for economic growth.”

Carl Ice is the former President and CEO of BNSF Railway, where he worked for 42 years. Ice is currently the Chairman of the KSU Foundation Board of Directors, a member of the Salvation Army National Board of Directors, and a former Chair of the KSU College of Engineering Advisory Board.  Ice received an A.A. from Coffeyville Community and a B.S. in industrial engineering from Kansas State University.

Dr. Cynthia Lane has more than 36 years of professional experience in the field of education. Dr. Lane is currently the CEO of Evolve Education Leadership L.L.C. and serves on both the Governor’s Council of Education and the Advantage Kansas Coordinating Council. Dr. Lane was the superintendent of Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools from 2010 to 2018, and received her Ed.D. from the University of Kansas along with her M.S. and B.S. Ed. from Pittsburg State University.

Wint Winter is a fifth-generation Kansan. He is currently a Partner at Stevens & Brand, L.L.P., and previously was CEO and Co-Chairman of Peoples Bank & Peoples, Inc. Winter served in the Kansas Senate from 1982-1992, and received a B.A. and J.D. from the University of Kansas.

The Kansas Board of Regents is a bipartisan, nine-member board composed of members who serve for a staggered period of four years. Each member is appointed by the Governor, and subject to confirmation by the Senate.

Please find a headshot for Carl Ice here.

Please find a headshot for Dr. Cynthia Lane here.

Please find a headshot for Wint Winter here.