KCA Student Chapter (Washburn University)


The mission of the KCA Student Chapter is to support the common goals of improving the corrections profession, promoting increased knowledge of the adult and juvenile corrections system, and providing a means of communication among persons interested in corrections.


  • Diversity– Promote and encourage diversity in the leadership, staff, membership and activities of the American Correctional Association.
  • Research and EducationDevelop evidence-based standards through research, education, and training in Corrections.
  • Public Perception of Corrections Serve as a voice for Corrections. Promote sound public policy and enhance positive public perception of the Corrections field. Promote the American Correctional Association’s policies, position statements, standards and resolutions.
  • Ethics– Promote ethics within the Corrections profession. Demonstrate in all endeavors socially responsible, humane correctional policies and practices. Promote awareness of and adherence to the Code of Ethics of the American Correctional Association.

Faculty Advisor:

Patricia Dahl, Associate Professor (785-670-1413)

Student Chapter President:


Student Chapter Vice President:

Rachel Steimle

Student Chapter Treasurer:

Abby Blankenship

Student Chapter Secretary:


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KCA Student Chapter Vice President Rachel Steimle: shown here presenting a paper at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) Conference in New Orleans, 2018


KCA Student Chapter Featured in Corrections Today

(Jan.-Feb. 2015)

Read the full article here:  Corrections Today Article



KCA Student Chapter Featured in Washburn University’s

School of Applied Studies Newsletter (Spring 2013)