Western Institute

Staff Directory

Dr. Gordon Mapley

Dr. Gordon Mapley

Dean and Executive Director
(816) 271-4114

Dr. Melody A. Smith

Dr. Melody A. Smith

Interim Assistant Dean
(816) 271-4116

Dr. Gary Clapp

Dr. Gary Clapp

Coordinator of Workforce
Development & Grants Procurement
(816) 271-4190

Jamie Willis

Jamie Willis

Office Coordinator
(816) 271-4112


Christa Byer

Christa Byer

Marketing Coordinator / Analyst
(816) 746-1001

Tammy Glise

Tammy Glise

Administrative Coordinator
(816) 271-4194

Sara Hunt

Sara Hunt

Marketing Coordinator
(816) 271-4123

Bob Lance

Bob Lance

Accountant
(816) 271-4122


Sherry Lisenbee

Sherry Lisenbee

Administrative Assistant
(816) 271-4120

Kassie Payne

Kassie Payne

KC Northland Advisor
(816) 746-1001

Sandy Prescher

Sandy Prescher

Administrative Assistant
(816) 271-4111

Laura Sapp

Laura Sapp

Administrative Assistant
(816) 271-4130

Stacy Turner

Stacy Turner

Special Credit Programs Coordinator
(816) 271-4109


Conferences and Special Programs

Patty Kuechler

Patty Kuechler

Director
(816) 271-4115

Alicia Otto

Alicia Otto

Administrative Assistant
(816) 271-4110

Alecia Taylor

Alecia Taylor

Administrative Assistant
(816) 271-4117


Intensive English Program

Barbara Voigt

Barbara Voigt

Director / Instructor
(816) 271-4121

John Hewitt

John Hewitt

Intensive English Specialist
(816) 271-4193


Law Enforcement Academy

Kip Wilson

Kip Wilson

Director
(816) 271-5843

Barbara Young

Barbara Young

Administrative Assistant
(816) 271-5843


Western Reception Diagnostic Center

Chad Elifrits

Chad Elifrits

Director
(816) 387-2158 x2157

Belinda Ball

Belinda Ball

Education Psychologist
(816) 387-2158 x2157

Tim Ford

Tim Ford

Team Leader / Special Education
(816) 387-2158 x2157

Cheryl Heckman

Cheryl Heckman

Administrative Assistant / Support Staff Coordinator
(816) 387-2158 x2157

Jane Hughes

Jane Hughes

Speech Pathologist
(816) 387-2158 x2157

Sharon Vest

Sharon Vest

Academic / Special Education Teacher
(816) 387-2158 x2157