Jake Broadbent

Jake Broadbent
  • Part-time Internship: City of Merriam, KS

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Jake Broadbent, a Richard Chesney and Wildgen Family scholar, graduated summa cum laude from Washburn University in Topeka, KS with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with an emphasis in law enforcement and a minor in history. His first experience in public service was volunteering with youth sports organizations in the DeSoto school district. Jake continued to serve his community throughout his childhood, earning the Silver Presidential Volunteer Service Award by completing over 175 hours of volunteer service. During his undergraduate years, Jake was an active member of Christian Challenge where he served the unhoused, addicted, abused, at-risk, and imprisoned communities of Aurora and Chicago, Illinois during a mission trip with Wayside Cross Ministries. Most recently, Jake worked as a substitute teacher for the DeSoto, Bonner Springs, and Piper school districts in a time of desperate need for teachers and substitute teachers. Jake is looking forward to a challenging and fulfilling career in Kansas local government service.


B.S. in Criminal Justice, emphasis in Law Enforcement, History minor, Washburn University
Summa Cum Laude

Awards & Honors

Richard Chesney Scholarship

Wildgen Family Scholarship