Dr. Conny Bogaard is the executive director of Western Kansas Community Foundation in Garden City, Kansas. Conny has a museum background in the Netherlands and the United States. She also taught art history, museum studies and arts and cultural management at the college level. Her research focus is on inclusiveness and institutional dialogue. Conny joined the board of Humanities Kansas and currently serves as board chair of the Kansas Association of Community Foundation. Conny holds anMA in Art History and Museum Studies from the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands. She is the recipient of the 2016 Ted Coons Dissertation Award.