Juana “Janie” Perkins was originally appointed to the Kansas Board of Regents in 2005 by former Governor Kathleen Sebelius. She was reappointed in 2009 to a second term by Governor Mark Parkinson. She has served as a member of the Fiscal Affairs and Audit, Regents Retirement Plan, and the CEO Assessment Committees. She is currently serving as member of the Board’s Academic Affairs Committee, and as the representative to MHEC. She is the Supplemental Programs Coordinator with the Garden City Public School District, USD 457.
Perkins previously served as the Mayor of Garden City in 2005 and City Commissioner from 2001-2007. She has served on various local and state boards and organizations.
Perkins received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Master’s Degree with English to Speakers of other Languages Endorsement from Newman University in Wichita. She is a graduate of the Leadership Kansas Program.
She and her husband, Dr. Harold Perkins, have five children and four grandchildren. She loves spending time with family and friends, reading, art and traveling.