Executive Director

Mr. Jack Lindquist, Executive Director, FHRLP

Jack Lindquist’s professional career has been concentrated on human development since 1980.  After ten years in The Cooperative Extension Service as an Agent, Jack was a co-founder of the Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership Program. He served as the President of KARL, Inc. for 23 years and 3 years as the KARL Graduate Program Director.

After working 36  years for Kansas State University in agricultural education and rural leadership development, Jack was hired immediately upon retirement in 2016 as Executive Director of the Flint Hills Regional Leadership Program.  He formed KANZAQUEST in 2016 as well, a custom tour hosting service, in order to continue international studies and to cultivate more appreciation for cultural diversity.  Jack has hosted tour groups to Kansas and the Flint Hills and led tour groups to 42 countries since 1993.

Jack Lindquist’s volunteerism is focused on servant leadership roles. He is a special events volunteer for the  Flint Hills Discovery Center, is a board member of the Foundation and 2023-24 Board President.  He was elected to the board of trustees for Bethany College in Lindsborg in 2020, serving on the Student Experience, and Advancement Committees. In 2021 Jack was asked to add another role for his love of learning through history and story telling, when he was elected to the Friends of Ft Riley Museums board.

Jack served on the Kansas 4-H Foundation’s Rock Springs Advisory for 15 years and is a past chair. On the home front Jack serves as President of his neighborhood HOA where he is also chair of his neighborhoods volunteer service team. 

      Jack is married to retired State 4-H Specialist and National 4-H  Hall of Fame Inductee Lindy (Richardson) Lindquist.


Profile of Leadership

“Attached you will find my completed profile and my additional analysis of Jack Lindquist for our Fall 2020 Semester class project.  I hope I did an impressive career justice! 

The first report is the result of the interview.  The analysis part is my own thoughts on the interview, what I learned, and how it connected to my coursework this semester. 

Additionally, I wanted to say thank you to Jack Lindquist for his time and insight. I learned a lot and I hope that shines through in my project.”

Grace Wheeler 

Chancellor of the K-State Student Tribunal 

Communication Studies 

Leadership Studies Report