Insurance commissioner to speak at Wichita State

Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger will speak at Wichita State University Sept. 19, the university said in a written statement.

Her talk, at 7 p.m. in the CAC Theater, is open to the public; she will talk on the changing health care system in Kansas and the country, based on the new federal policies, the university statement said.

Praeger was elected in 2002 as the state’s insurance commissioner and was re-elected in 2006 and 2010. She is responsible for regulating all insurance sold in Kansas and oversees nearly 1,700 insurance companies and more than 100,000 state-licensed agents.

Attendees should plan to park south of the CAC Theater near the 17th Street entrance, or west near the Performing Arts Center, the university said.

For more information, contact: Carolyn Shaw, professor and chair, WSU political science, at 316-978-7130 or, or go to