Sheree Utash

Wichita Area Technical College

How long have you lived in Wichita?

I grew up in Wichita, left in for four years to attend KSU and then returned to Wichita to begin my adult life and have been here ever since.  Wichita is my home!

What is something you love about this community?

I love the opportunity that exists in our community, both professionally and personally, if you are open to opportunity intersecting with your passion.  This community has tremendous strength, is resource rich, and inspires people to have the chance to really make a difference and be productively involved.

What would you share with someone who is considering moving to Wichita?

You have just landed in the greatest “big, small” town in the Midwest.  You will experience an incredible place to work, live, raise your family, engage in the community, meet wonderful people who will become your acquaintances and friends, and enjoy the values and lifestyle of living in Wichita, Kansas.  You’ll never want to leave!


What would you like to say about Wichita in ten years?

Nothing ever great was created without vision, passion, and leadership.  There are many people in our community today that are working very hard to make our community better based on principles of innovation, partnership, and collaboration.  My wish is 10 years from now we can look back at the good work that has been accomplished across our community where the small and the big wins have been celebrated.  I also look forward to how the vision, energy, and commitment has been transfused into the next generation of community leaders.