Elections for the executive positions on the WPC board will take place during the virtual Nov. 4 meeting. The following slate has been nominated and will be voted on through a Zoom poll at the end of the meeting. Other board positions will be appointed by the new president.
- Darcy Gray, president: Darcy, WPC president-elect and former board secretary, is a digital communications coordinator in the Office of Public Affairs at KU School of Medicine-Wichita. She is a Wichita State University Elliott School of Communication alumna who previously spent about a decade in journalism. She also previously worked in communications for Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland. She currently serves on the Andale City Council after being elected in 2019 and co-leads a Girl Scout troop.
- Dawn Monroe, vice president: Dawn has been a familiar face around WPC, having served as VP of Programs in 2019. She’s been active in bringing the WPC scholarship back under membership control and digitizing the application process. Dawn has a Bachelor of Science in journalism from the University of Kansas but has found her passion in technology education over the years. As a computer trainer, she’s taught business professionals for more than 26 years and has also served as an adjunct instructor at Butler Community College. Dawn now operates her own business, complete with a learning center, and can be found at Dawn Monroe Training.
- Emily Christensen, treasurer: Emily maintains an arts-focused freelance writing and editing practice in addition to her communications role for Wichita State’s School of Art, Design, and Creative Industries. She is a two-time Riverfest Sundown Parade coordinator, a member of the Harvester Arts board of directors, and the WPC vice president of membership for the past two years. Emily recently completed a public life fellowship through the Wichita Community Foundation, and she’s a 2020–21 fellow of the National Critics Institute, “America’s only boot camp for arts writers.”
- Kylie Cameron, secretary: Kylie is a digital producer at KWCH 12. She will graduate in December with her bachelor’s degree in communication from Wichita State University. While at Wichita State, she worked at The Sunflower for four years and served as editor in chief during her final year. She also completed multiple communication-related internships, including one at KMUW. Outside of work, Kylie is still passionate about journalism and educating future professionals, as she serves as a mentor for the Uintah Library Teen Reporter Corps.
Other board positions will be appointed by the new president.
Please save the date for our Nov. 4 meeting, which doubles as our membership meeting plus our monthly program. There will be elections and a status report on WPC financials, followed by the program. The meeting will once again be virtual and free, so register today! Find program details on our Events page.