LARNED — Wendy Leiker has been selected to superintendent of the Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility after serving as acting superintendent for six months, according to a press release from the Kansas Department of Corrections.
Leiker has worked at LJCF since 2003. She will oversee the Larned Juvenile facility that houses up to 129 medium-custody male juveniles.
“We held a thorough selection process to ensure we filled the position with the best possible candidate while Wendy was directing the day-to-day operations of the facility,” said Terri Williams, KDOC deputy secretary. “She has done an outstanding job leading the dedicated staff at LJCF over the last several months. I am confident she will continue the good work done there.”
Leiker was hired as a juvenile corrections officer I in February of 2003, and has served in many capacities at LJCF over the past decade. She served as a juvenile corrections officer II, the facility’s disciplinary hearing officer, captain and was appointed as deputy superintendent in 2009.
She earned an associate’s degree in criminal justice from Hutchinson Community College, a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Washburn University. Leiker has done graduate studies work at Fort Hays State University, where she has also worked as an adjunct faculty member.