About Us

The Wichita Times was founded in 1993 by Cynthia Mines, Publisher/Editor. Mines has a B.A. from McPherson College and an M.A. from Wichita State. She’s been a writer and editor at WSU and the Wichita Business Journal. Her freelance articles have been published in the Los Angeles Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Kansas City Star, Kansas! magazine and other publications. She’s won several regional and national writing awards and is the author of two books about McPherson County history.


Art director is Susan Burdick, who received her BFA from WSU, where she currently is an adjunct instructor. Her professional experience includes Pizza Hut, Pioneer Balloon and a variety of freelance clients.