Manhattan, Kan. – Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom (KFAC) is pleased to announce Dianne Paukstelis as the organization’s new Executive Director.
Dianne’s recent experience is from the University Engineering Alliance, where she served as the Program Coordinator for six years working with a board of directors made up of multi-state university and industry representatives in mechanical and nuclear engineering. Dianne has over 15 years of fundraising experience, and previously served as the Executive Director of the United Way of Riley County (now Konza United Way) and the Director of Marketing/Development at Sunset Zoo.
“On behalf of the KFAC Board, we look forward to Dianne’s proven leadership experience and enthusiasm as she takes on the KFAC Executive Director role.” stated Brandi Miller, chair of the KFAC Board of Directors.
Dianne holds a BA in Communications from The University of Kansas with certifications in fundraising and management. She has developed nationally award-winning programs for both higher education and grade school students and is excited to begin her work with KFAC. Dianne began her tenure with KFAC in May and will spend the month meeting board members, visiting with major supporters and helping to structure KFAC’s direction for the 2019-2020 school year.
Dianne lives in Manhattan, Kansas with her husband and two sons. She is also very active in local theatre and film, having recently appeared in theatre productions in Topeka and Wamego and filmed numerous commercials and independent films in Kansas City.
The KFAC Board of Directors will host a public meet and greet with Dianne at the Kansas Wheat Innovation Center on May 22, 2019, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. For more information about KFAC, please visit www.ksagclassroom.org.