Ken’s work through the years has focused on helping to shape communities where people of all cultures and backgrounds can fulfill their best hopes and dreams. He believes that our freedom depends on citizens who are educated and engaged. His current initiative is Civil Engagement, a radio program featuring nonprofits and community groups in Southern Nevada.
Ken has served in a variety of roles in organizations, for example as President the Care Coalition, a substance abuse prevention coalition of over 70 nonprofits, businesses, and individuals and as a board member for the Nevada Public Education Foundation, and the Police Athletic League of Southern Nevada among others. He is also providing guidance and support as Board Chairman to UNLV’s Grantwell Program, an innovative student learning laboratory. Ken is a Certified Professional Coach providing consultation services to nonprofit and business organizations and their leaders.
Ken enjoyed a long career with affiliates of the National Education Association as an advocate for public education. He moved to Nevada in 1995 to serve as Executive Director of the Nevada State Education Association for nearly twelve years.
Ken was the Executive Director of Olive Crest Nevada, a foster care and family support agency in Southern Nevada for three and half years. During that time, the organization nearly tripled in size, opened up the Family Resource Center in North Las Vegas, and instituted its Strong Families program. Prior to that, he organized and led a community initiative for workforce housing.
Ken is a doctoral student in Public Affairs at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. His focus is on nonprofit leadership and organizational capacity. He holds a Masters Degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from Georgia State University and a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from University of Michigan. His Coaching Certificate is through the College of Executive Coaching. He teaches a course in Building Grant Ready Organizations for UNLV’s continuing education program.
Ken is married to Roberta Lange, They have four children and four grandchildren. Ken enjoys hanging out with the kids, playing guitar, riding motorcycles, photography, and fishing when he can.
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