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

John Hewitt

John Hewitt

Academic Advisor
(816) 271-4193

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) 271-4199

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


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

Instructor
(816) 271-4121


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

Sharon Vest

Sharon Vest

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

Jim Turner

Jim Turner

Academic Teacher
(816) 387-2158 x2157

Amy Saxton

Amy Saxton

Unit Secretary
(816) 387-2158 x2157