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Associate Development Director
Sheri joined the Dole Institute as Associate Development Director in June of 2015. Sheri brings a breadth of experience in leadership, development and fundraising from her 19 years at Kansas Public Radio. A self-described news junkie and community volunteer, Sheri was drawn to the Dole Institute because of its bipartisan mission, focus on public service and commitment to presenting political discussion in a philosophically balanced and civil manner. Her interest in politics began as a teen when she was the recipient of a congressional scholarship that took her to live in walled West Berlin. She lived there a year with the Wall up, experienced its fall first hand and observed the struggles of reunification. She holds degrees from the University of Kansas in Political Science and German. A lifelong Kansan, Sheri, her husband Alex and two daughters live in Lawrence. In her free time, Sheri enjoys traveling, live music and spending time with friends and family.