Board of Directors

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Manhattan Tech is governed by a nine-member board with representatives from Clay, Geary, Pottawatomie and Riley Counties and one at-large member. Board members serve a four year term with approximately one-half of the seats being reappointed every two years. Reappointment of the members is accomplished by means of a sub-committee interview process.

As allowed under the Kansas Open Meetings Act, there will be no public comment periods held during Manhattan Area Technical College Board meetings.

Questions should be directed to the Board Clerk.

Geary County

  • L.J. Baker

    • Board of Directors Chair

    Lawrence “LJ” Baker Jr. is a retired military officer with extensive experience leading diverse groups, as well as tremendous skill in facilitating partnership activities with military and civilian organizations. He now calls Junction City home after culminating an exceptional career spanning 25...

  • William (Will) K Allen - Board Member

    William K. Allen (Will)

    • Board Member

    William K. Allen (Will), is a native of Charlottesville, Virginia. He joined the United States Army 02 April 1985 as a Combat Engineer. He conducted One Station Training at Fort Leonard Wood MO and attended Airborne School at Fort Benning GA. Upon completion of his training he was shipped to...



Clay County

  • Wendy King-Luttman

    • Vice Chair

    Wendy King-Luttman, is Vice President of Mortgage Lending with KS StateBank in Junction City.   She has been with KS StateBank for over 9 yrs. and has over 17 yrs. of banking experience in the Junction City/Manhattan area.



Riley County

  • David Fritchen

    • Board Member

    David Fritchen received his B.S. in Construction Science (1971) from Kansas State University and M.S. in Civil Engineering (1977) from University of Washington. He joined the K-State engineering faculty in 1993, after a 21 year career as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps...

  • David Urban - BOD Member

    David Urban

    • Board Member

    David Urban is a Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking at Landmark National Bank. David is a 1983 graduate of Kansas State University receiving his B.S. Degree in Agricultural Economics and is a 2001 graduate of the University Of Colorado Graduate School Of Banking. He has 36 years of...

  • Brett Ballou - Board Member

    Brett Ballou

    • Board Member

    Brett Ballou grew up in Salina, Kansas being exposed to the construction industry. His grandfather and father owned and operated an asphalt paving business. Many of their summer vacations were spent touring road projects all over Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. Deciding vertical construction was more...



Pottawatomie County

  • Tim Flanary

    • Board Member

    Tim is originally from Montana and moved to Kansas at a young age. Attended school in North Central Kansas and Vo-Tech at Beloit. I moved to the Wamego area in 1980 to begin my career as an electrician for KP&L at the Jeffrey Energy Center. Retiring in 2018 from Westar Energy after a 33 year...