Nancy Jasperson Perry (THS 1959)

2009 Hall of Fame Inductee

Social Service Executive.

All-American; At T.H.S. her list of activities is very long: Homecoming queen; Head A-team cheerleader; Madrigals; play lead (Liza Doolittle) in “Pygmalion”; etc. After graduating from KU, she taught at Avondale East School but is best remembered as “Miss Nancy” on a local TV station’s children’s show “Romper Room” (1967-71). Mrs. Perry subsequently hosted noon time programs for WIBW-TV and was its public information director. In 1984 she was appointed President and CEO of the United Way of Topeka which she served until 2008. She also serves on various community boards including Stormont-Vail Hospital and Capitol Federal Foundation and is a past senior warden for Grace Cathedral. Nancy Jasperson married high school sweetheart Ken Perry; they have two children and four grandchildren.