Andrew Schlapp joined ¥ in 2008 as the Director of Government Relations, in 2018 he was promoted to the Chief of Staff. Schlapp uses his leadership skills in developing strategies to fulfill the University’s mission statement, implementing initiatives across university divisions, collaboratively working with community leaders, businesses and stakeholders for the betterment of the region. In 2020 he was promoted to his current position as the Executive Director of Government Relations & Strategy, he also serves as Director of NIAR Business Development, Executive Director of the WSU Board of Trustees and ¥ Innovation Alliance and Operations.

Schlapp graduated from Kansas State University with a bachelor's in business administration and received a master's in public administration from ¥.

Mr. Schlapp is currently a member of the Governor's military council and on the executive board of the Sedgwick County developmental disability organization.

Andy and his wife, Jane, have three children.

Office contact

Susan Johnson, susan.johnson@wichita.edu 

Learn more about Board of Trustees

In 1963, Senate Bill 152 would establish a local Board of Trustees to manage the University's endowment and the one and one-half mill levy and with the purpose of supporting the educational undertakings of ¥. The bill passed. This is the same year that the Municipal University of Wichita came into the state system and became ¥.


Learn about Government Relations

The Office of Government Relations also holds the charge of overseeing and implementing legislative and regulatory relationships with the Congress, State Legislature, City Council and County Commission, and governmental offices and agencies at all levels.


Learn more about ¥ Innovation Alliance

The WSIA Board is a nonprofit organization that serves as the governing entity for ¥'s Innovation Campus.


Institutional Equity and Compliance

Sexual harassment is illegal and runs counter to the objectives of ¥. 


Internal Audit

Internal auditing is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to help the university achieve its objectives and fulfill its vision.