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

Debby Steinman

Debby Steinman

Office Coordinator
(816) 271-4112


Christa Byer

Christa Byer

Marketing Coordinator / Analyst
(816) 746-1001

Sara Hunt

Sara Hunt

Marketing Coordinator
(816) 271-4123

Eric Kramer

Eric Kramer

Academic Advisor
(816) 271-4113

Bob Lance

Bob Lance

Accountant
(816) 271-4122


Sherry Lisenbee

Sherry Lisenbee

Administrative Assistant
(816) 271-4120

Mary Marston

Mary Marston

Academic Program Marketing and Enrollment Associate
(816) 271-4121

Amanda Morrow

Amanda Morrow

Walter Cronkite Memorial Coordinator
(816) 271-4119

Tammy Norris

Tammy Norris

Academic Advisor
Study Abroad / Testing
(816) 271-4194


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


Matt Whipple

Matt Whipple

Applications/Dual Credit Support Specialist
(816) 271-4210


Conferences and Special Programs

Patty Kuechler

Patty Kuechler

Director
(816) 271-4115

Alecia Taylor

Alecia Taylor

Administrative Assistant
(816) 271-4117

Paula Sigman

Paula Sigman

Administrative Assistant
(816) 271-4110


Intensive English Program

Barbara Voigt

Barbara Voigt

Coordinator / 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

Amy Saxton

Amy Saxton

Unit Secretary
(816) 387-2158 x2157

Jim Turner

Jim Turner

Academic Teacher
(816) 387-2158 x2157

Sharon Vest

Sharon Vest

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