Former Kansas Lt. Governor and Sebelius Chief of Staff approved at March Meeting
TOPEKA, March 22, 2019 – Troy Findley, former Lieutenant Governor under Governor Mark Parkinson, was elected to a two-year term on the Jobs for America’s Graduates-Kansas, Inc (JAG-K) Board of Directors at the March 19 meeting. Prior to his appointment as Lt. Governor, Findley boasted extensive experience within Kansas government. After serving eight years in the Kansas House of Representatives, Findley moved on to serve as Legislative Liaison for Governor Kathleen Sebelius, later being named her Chief of Staff. He continued as Chief of Staff under Governor Parkinson until his appointment as Lt. Governor in 2009. Since 2011, Findley has worked at the Summit Strategies Group, a governmental relations and affairs firm in Topeka.
“Troy Findley is an outstanding public servant, and we are excited that he wants to help Kansas students prepare for successful futures as a member of the JAG-K Board of Directors,” said Chuck Knapp, JAG-K President and CEO.
The JAG-K Board of Directors is non-partisan and comprised of individuals from both the private and public sectors. School administrators, business executives, and legislators are just some of the occupations represented on the Board. The board is responsible for oversight of the organization.
JAG-K is a multi-year, in-school program for students in grades seven through 12, that offers tools to successfully transition students into post-secondary school, the military, or directly into the workforce with marketable skills. Participants in the program face multiple barriers to success that their JAG-K Career Specialist helps them overcome through a nationally accredited evidence-based model. In 2017, JAG-K students had a 98 percent graduation rate.
The 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization is one of 35 state affiliate organizations of Jobs for America’s Graduates. Brought to Kansas in 2013, JAG-K is primarily funded through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant to the State of Kansas administered by the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF). In addition to school districts and DCF, JAG-K partners with the Kansas Department of Education. Other JAG-K funding sources include AT&T, AT&T Kansas, John Deere Coffeyville Works, and Taco Bell.
To learn more about JAG-K visit, www.jagkansas.org, on Facebook, ‘Jobs for America’s Graduates- Kansas’, and on twitter, @JAG_Kansas. To learn more about poverty prevention programs funded by DCF, visit www.dcf.ks.gov.