Lynnette has worked in Academic and Student Affairs since 2008 covering the front desk. She is responsible for reception, student communications, scheduling meetings, filing, coordinating the annual senior banquet, and various other administrative duties.
As Assistant Director of the Standardized Patient Program, Jennifer Brantley is the general program liaison for faculty, administration, and standardized patients. She also recruits, hires, trains, and schedules the standardized patients. She has experience in the medical field, taught middle school science, and has worked in higher education as an academic advisor and in career services.
Jennifer has a Bachelor of Science in Biology as well as a secondary science teaching certification from Fort Hays State University. She also has a Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration from the University of Missouri - Kansas City. She is currently a doctoral candidate in Student Affairs in Higher Education at Kansas State University.
Susan has worked at the medical school for more than ten years. As the catalog and collection coordinator for the library, she is responsible for cataloging new materials as well as managing the online catalog, assisting with references, monitoring circulation, and presenting for high school student visits. When she isn't working in the library, she enjoys sewing, needlework, and ethnic cooking and baking.
Karen has worked at the medical school since 1993. She serves as a student liaison and advisor for the Student Coordinating Council and Medical Student Assembly. She also works with Alpha Omega Alpha and the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Karen's other duties include overseeing all testing processes, as well as advising students on clerkship requirements, electives, academic matters, and career planning. She received a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Fort Hays State University. Outside of working with the students, she enjoys spending time with her family.
Wendy joined the Academic and Student Affairs staff in August 2012. She will be working with students throughout the match process as well as Introphase and Careers in Medicine. She has a Master of Science in College Student Development and Counseling from Northeastern University in Boston and has worked in higher education for 13 years. Wendy is originally from Bermuda.
Sue joined the staff five years ago and she is responsible for providing financial support services for Academic and Student Affairs, Medical Sciences, and the Standardized Patient program; ordering supplies; and assisting the department with the testing center. Prior to coming to the medical school, she spent 34 years in the banking industry. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring genealogy, reading, and sewing.
Tim serves as the assistant director for the library and is responsible for the management of library services and staff, library resource instruction, specialized research assistance, and long term library planning. He has a Master of Library Science and Bachelor of Arts in English.
Maggie joined the Academic and Student Affairs staff in late July of 2012 and joins us as a Coordinator, providing assistance with the Jager Club, Enrichment Activities, and Issues in Medicine. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Arizona State University and has over five years of experience in the higher education field. She recently moved here from Phoenix, Arizona and outside of work enjoys reading, movies, concerts, and spending time with friends and family.
Garold Minns, M.D.
Dr. Minns currently serves as professor of medicine for the Department of Internal Medicine. His current administrative appointments include associate dean for Academic and Student Affairs and program director for the Internal Medicine residency program. Dr. Minns is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and is Governor for the Kansas Chapter of the ACP.
Upon receiving his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine (KU), Dr. Minns completed his postgraduate residency at KU in internal medicine. He then completed a fellowship in Infectious Diseases through KU and affiliated hospitals. Dr. Minns is board certified in internal medicine and infectious disease. He is a consultant for the Wichita Sedgwick County TB clinic.
Dr. Minns has multiple roles in student and resident medical education. He is a member of the Education Council, Faculty Council, Academic Committee, and Admissions Subcommittee for the university.
Heather has served as director of Academic and Student Affairs for eight years. She is responsible for leading the functions of the department and the Farha Medical Library, including staffing, managing the budget, student services, continuous quality improvement, and strategic initatives. She received a Master of Science in counseling and a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Fort Hays State University. Outside of the office, she spends time sailing/boating, running, paddle boarding, and reading.
Anita has been with the medical school for 20 years. In her current role as administrative assistant in the library, she provides assistance with circulation, reception, reference, and other library related projects including displays. In addition to her role in the library, Anita also proctors for both National Board of Medical Examiners and STEP exams, and serves as curator for the William J. Reals Gallery of Art (East and West) as well as other campus art projects & exhibits.
Melanie has a long history of helping students having worked in Academic and Student Affairs since 1979. She is responsible for student scheduling of first year summer electives, third year clinical tracks, fourth year required and elective courses, and away electives. She also works with visiting students and assists with student evaluations, student graduation credits fulfillment, and manages the student database.
Patty has been with the school for eighteen years. As interlibrary loan coordinator, she is responsible for coordinating and fulfilling interlibrary loan and special lending requests as well as providing reference assistance.
Angie serves as administrative specialist for the library. In her role, she works with billing and receiving as well as provides assistance with reference, circulation, and reception. She received a Bachelor of Arts in family studies and human services.
Trang joined the Academic and Student Affairs staff in late August 2012. She will serve as a Student Services Coordinator for financial aid information, scholarships, test scheduling, and various student events. Trang is originally from Massachusetts and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts from Lesley University in Cambridge. She has more than 12 years of experience in higher education.