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Lory West

Business and Computer Applications Instructor

Arkansas City Campus
Office: Webb-Brown 106G
Phone: 620.441.5328

Lory WestI have been employed at Cowley since July 2008 and I have worked in several capacities at the college. I began my career in the admissions office, I worked as an admissions representative, associate director of admissions, and the director of admissions. While working in the admissions office, I was also an adjunct faculty member in Business, Computer, and Information Technology Department.

In August 2013, I began working as a full time faculty member in the BCIT Department. I teach computer applications and business related courses. I also serve as an academic advisor for business majors. Interacting and communicating with others has always been a passion of mine; teaching allows me to do this by sharing knowledge, engaging students, and encouraging academic and personal growth.

My husband, Landon, and I have 3 children, Peighton, Finleigh, and Remi. I was born and raised in Ark City, Landon and I met when we were both students at Cowley in 2004. Landon also works at Cowley as the Director of Student Life. We are always busy doing something, our children are involved in gymnastics, soccer and softball. My interests include spending time with my family, baking, running, and decorating.


  • A.A. - Business Administration - Cowley College
  • B.S. - Business Management - Emporia State University
  • M.B.A. - Business Administration - Emporia State University


  • Cowley Education Association (CEA)
  • National Business Education Association (NBEA)
  • Kansas National Education Association (KNEA)
  • National Education Association (NEA)
  • CEA Treasurer 2015-2017
  • CEA Vice President 2017-2019