Sarah Shipman confirmed as Secretary of Administration

Feb 17, 2016

TOPEKA – The Kansas Senate on Wednesday, by a vote of 37-2, approved Gov. Sam Brownback’s cabinet nominee for Secretary of Administration, Sarah Shipman.

“I am pleased Sarah’s qualifications were so widely recognized by members of the Senate,” said Governor Brownback. “She is deeply knowledgeable about the department’s responsibilities and extremely well suited for this position. She will serve the citizens of Kansas well.” 

Shipman was appointed by the Governor on July 24, 2015. She has been with the Department of Administration since October 2011 and served as its Deputy Secretary and Chief Counsel since March 2014.  She received her Juris Doctor from Washburn University School of Law and her bachelor’s degree from Southwestern College. 

Shipman succeeds Secretary Jim Clark, who retired in July.