John W. Carlin
John Carlin recently retired as a visiting professor/executive in residence at Kansas State University in the Staley School of Leadership. He has taught a masters level class in Executive Leadership and undergraduate classes in practical politics and Civic Leadership. He served on the board of the Kansas Bioscience Authority from 2006 until 2012, the last two years as Chair. This authority was created in 2004 for the purpose of advancing the biosciences in Kansas. For three years, Carlin chaired the Pew Trust Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production. Their final report was issued in 2008 and it continues to help inform policy makers in Washington on key issues facing agriculture and our food supply. Carlin returned to his home state of Kansas in 2005 after serving ten years as Archivist of the United States, being appointed by President Clinton in 1995. He served two four year terms as Governor of Kansas leaving office in January of 1987. He was chairman of the National Governors Association 1984-85. After leaving public office he taught at Wichita State University, was involved in two small business ventures, and traveled internationally on behalf of Kansas businesses. Prior to being Governor, he served four terms in the Kansas House of Representatives, the last term as Speaker of the House. Carlin has a B.S. degree in Dairy Husbandry from Kansas State University, graduating in 1962 and then returning to the family farm to manage the Registered Holstein herd and diverse farming operation.