Meet Leroy Towns

Leroy Towns is a native of Colby, Kansas and graduate of Kansas State University. In his professional life, Leroy was a journalist, Press Secretary to Kansas Governor Robert Bennett, and went on to serve as Chief of Staff to U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS). He is a professor of the practice emeritus at UNC Chapel Hill, where he taught Journalism and Political Management from 2006 - 2012. Leroy now lives in Manhattan, Kansas and joined the Kansans First Board of Directors in January 2024.