Lakshmy Sivaratnam is a full-time faculty member at Kansas City Kansas Community College (KCKCC) and the program coordinator for the A.A.S. in Accounting and A.S. in Business, bringing with her industry experience in Accounting, Information Systems, and Operations Management. Lakshmy earned her B.S. in Management/Finance from Park University; M.S. in Accounting from the University of Missouri-Kansas City; and, completed 72 doctoral hours with the University of Kansas. Lakshmy has been active with ACBSP for the last 12 years, having served in the capacity of an Internal Audit Committee member, Region 5 Treasurer for 4 years, Region 5 chairperson, and currently sits on the Board of Directors (At Large – 2-Year). She was the recipient of the: 2017 Henry Louis Excellence in Teaching Award (KCKCC); 2014 You are a Shining Star Award (KCKCC Enrollment Management Division); and, 2010 NISOD Excellence Award (National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development). She was also the 2009 TAASU Award of Excellence nominee (KCKCC The African American Student Union).