Regional Director, Wichita State University
Marcia brings over 30 years of experience with administration, management, supervision, planning, program development, training, and research to the Kansas SBDC position. She started as Regional Director for the Kansas SBDC at WSU in 1999. Marcia received recognition as 2006 America’s SBDC State Star and received the 2011 Region VII Small Business Development Center Excellence & Innovation Award.
Previously, Marcia directed several programs and departments at universities in Texas and Kansas. She earned her Ph.D. in Education and Higher Education Administration from the University of Kansas, holds an Ed.S. degree in Educational Administration from Wichita State University, and holds B.S. and M.A. degrees in English from Ball State University. She is a certified FastTrac Administrator and FastTrac Facilitator and holds certification in international trade counseling from the SBA. Marcia also leads the Wichita Area Small Business Education Consortium, a group comprised of over 20 area organizations which provide support services to small businesses.