Former Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer stepped into his new role as governor of Kansas at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. Gov. Colyer assumed the position after the resignation of Gov. Sam Brownback, following his confirmation as Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom.
Gov. Colyer is the 47th governor of the Sunflower State, following seven years as lieutenant governor. Previously, he served in the Kansas Senate and the Kansas House of Representatives. Prior to public service, Gov. Colyer worked and volunteered internationally and in Kansas as a craniofacial/plastic surgeon specializing in reconstructing complex skull and facial deformities in children.
A fifth-generation Kansan, Gov. Colyer also served as a White House Fellow for international affairs under Presidents Ronald Reagan and President George H.W. Bush. Learn more about Gov. Colyer and other western governors on our website.