Mark McCormick


Former Deputy Director of Strategic Initiatives



Mark McCormick joined the ACLU of Kansas in April 2018 as the Director of Strategic Communications and in 2022, moved to serve as Deputy Director of Strategic Initiatives. Mark left the ACLU of Kansas in May 2024. Previously, he served as the Executive Director of the Kansas African American Museum in Wichita, Kansas. 

Mark is a New York Times best-selling author with over 20 years of experience as a reporter, editor, and columnist. He serves as a trustee at the University of Kansas School of Journalism and has served as a Professional in Residence at the University of Oklahoma. 

He is the proud recipient of over 20 industry and community awards, including three gold medals from the Kansas City Press Club. In 2015, Mark co-authored African Americans of Wichita and in 2017, he published Some Were Paupers, Some Were Kings: Dispatches from Kansas.