Top teacher in Kansas


Dr. Jean Gleischner plants greenery in the front yard of a Habitat for Humanity house in Hays


Gleishner’s students make rain barrels

Five of the seven classes taught by Dr. Jean Gleischner at Fort Hays State University include service-learning projects to enrich civic engagement.

Gleichsner is an associate professor of agriculture at FHSU and she’s just been awarded Campus Compact’s 2013 award for Excellence in Community-Based Teaching and Scholarship for the state of Kansas.

Gleischner’s students have built rain barrels, designed and installed yard landscaping for Habitat for Humanity houses, and participated in SWIPE Out hunger events. Gleichsner was also selected as a Kansas Compact Engaged Faculty Fellow for the 2012-2013 year.

Campus Compact is a national partnership of more than 1,100 colleges committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education.


  • Fhsu stud

    Rigged! The panel should take a closer look.