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Barbara BallardDEMDemocrat State Representative, District 44
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29
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KSResidence (state)

Barbara W. Ballard (born November 14, 1944) is a Democratic member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing the 44th district. Born in Petersburg, Virginia, she has served since 1993.Prior to her election to the House, Ballard served on the Lawrence School Board from 1985 to 1993. Ballard is treasurer of the Kansas African American Legislative Caucus. Ballard earned a bachelor's degree from Webster College in 1967, a Master of Science in 1976 and a doctorate in 1980, both from Kansas State University. She worked as an elementary school teacher, and from 1980 until 2004 was dean of students at the University of Kansas as well as director of the Emily Taylor Women's Resource Center. She is now associate director of Civic Engagement & Outreach for the Dole Institute of Politics.Ballard is the chairwoman of the House Democratic Caucus.

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Education5 - 5 of 3
Kansas State University
PhD
1980
Kansas State University
MS
1976
Webster College
BMEd
1967
Past Positions1 - 7 of 7
Minority Caucus Chair
Kansas State House of Representatives
Current
Representative
Kansas State House of Representatives
1993 - Current
Associate Director
Dole Institute of Politics, University of Kansas
Current
Elementary School Teacher
1969 - 1973
Dean of Students
University of Kansas
Director
Emily Taylor Women's Resource Center, University of Kansas
Former Assistant Vice-Chancellor
Student Affairs, University of Kansas
Other Experience1 - 18 of 18
Member
Midwest Higher Education Compact
Current
Member
Lawrence School Board
1985 - 1993
Member
Kansas College Personnel Association
Board Member
Cottonwood, Incorporated
Board Member
Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center
Former Member
Rotary International
Former Member
Board of Directors, Lawrence Chamber of Commerce
Former State Regional Chair
National Black Caucus of State Legislators
Member
American College Personnel Association
Member
Phi Delta Kappa Honorary Education Fraternity
Member
Chancel Choir, Plymouth Congressional Church
Vice President
Executive Committee, National Black Caucus of State Legislators, present
Chair
Democratic Caucus, Kansas State House of Representatives
Member
House Interstate Cooperation Committee
Member
Home and Community Based Services Oversight Committee, Kansas State House of Representatives
Member
Appropriations Committee, Kansas State House of Representatives
Member
House Transportation Committee, Kansas State House of Representatives
Ranking Minority Member
Social Services Budget Committee, Kansas State House of Representatives