We are fortunate that successful alumni continue to give back to the department. Last spring, two of our alums visited campus and shared their career experiences with students. Ryan Winter, a litigation attorney at Hall and Evans, LLC, in Denver, spoke to Dr. John Fliter’s Constitutional Law class and also meet with a number of pre-law students to provide advice. Ryan earned his B.A. in political science from K-State in 1996 before receiving his J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law in 2000. Now a managing partner at Hall and Evans, Ryan shared invaluable insight on the path to becoming a successful attorney in private practice for our students.
Susan Herbel visited the department as well to talk with students in our MPA program. She shared knowledge gained through more than two decades of experience developing, implementing, and evaluating transportation safety programs at the federal, state, and local levels. Susan earned her M.A. in Political Science from the department and a PhD from the University of Oklahoma. She has been a principal partner at Cambridge Systematics, Inc. since 2007. Susan has visited in the past, and we are extremely grateful that she continues to provide valuable guidance for our students.