New assistant director, adviser to the Royal Purple and Manhappenin’ hired

Spencer O’Daniel has accepted the job of assistant director and adviser to the Royal Purple and Manhappenin’, assuming the position that will be left vacant when Kelly Glasscock becomes the executive director of JEA. Spencer is a journalism and English teacher at Wichita West High School, where he created a monthly broadcast about the community and school. He also advises The West Word, a monthly student newsmagazine (here’s the current issue), as well as The Trail Yearbook. He has been at West High for six years, and, among many other feathers in his cap, has been a convention speaker for the Kansas Scholastic Press Association, a speaker for JEA, is a member of KAB, was a participant in the Reynolds Institute of Journalism as Arizona State U., and was a research assistant for the Upward Bound program at Wichita State. He holds an M.A. in communications and a B.A. in education, both from Wichita State.