The management team supports Great Plains IDEA through the implementation of board initiatives, program coordination, a centralized web presence, enrollment management, financial oversight, providing resources for student support and program and student data analysis.  

Meet the Management Team

Management team responsibilities include

Chelsea Barbercheck

  • Implementing alliance policies
  • Coordinating the cabinet and the boards
  • Managing alliance and lead institution operations, including financials and communications

Amanda Fairbanks

  • Coordinating course improvement
  • Distributing surveys and analyzing data
  • Expanding lead institution student services includes the Student Success Center and New Student Orientation
  • Facilitating instructional enhancement initiatives

Amanda Gnadt

  • Coordinating AG IdEA programs
  • Facilitating course scheduling and ExpanSIS
  • Supporting department chairs

Kathryn Harth

  • Coordinating the annual conference during the spring semester
  • Supporting member university recruiting efforts
  • Facilitating our EAB membership in the COE Forum
  • Maintaining the alliance website

Carol Hockersmith

  • Managing alliance logistics including video and phone conferencing
  • Maintaining fiscal information
  • Coordinating program assessment

Rachel Ohmes

  • Supporting all campus coordinators at every member university
  • Overseeing ExpanSIS training, enrollment and wait list management
  • Supporting K-State Great Plains IDEA program learners and faculty