Roosevelt Lyons
In addition to serving as a part-time instructor for KU’s Public Management Center, Roosevelt is the Vice-President of Advocacy for Quality Schools Coalition.  In that role, he helps engage stakeholders and mobilize community members to improve Missouri’s public education system.  Prior to joining Quality Schools Coalition, Roosevelt was the Chief Operating Officer at a local charter school, where he provided oversight of financials, human resources, school compliance, and school operations.  Previously, Roosevelt worked for the City of Kansas City, MO.  During his 10-year career with the City, Roosevelt held a number of titles including Interim Director of KC Parks and Senior Advisor in the Office of Mayor Sly James.  Roosevelt served as the Regional Field Director for the Democratic National Committee in Kansas City.  He holds a BS in Liberal Studies and Masters of Public Administration.  Roosevelt has two daughters and resides in Kansas City.