Bachelor in Biology, Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas, 1962. Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling, University Missouri, 1968.
Senior research technician University Arkansas Medical School, Little Rock, 1962-1964, senior research assistant Columbia, Missouri, 1964-1968. Teacher Northern Hills Junior High School, Topeka, 1968-1969, J.S. Kendall School, Boston, 1970-1971. Counselor Neighborhood Youth Corps, Topeka, 1973-1974.
Executive director Topeka Young Women’s Christian Association, 1977-1993. Member Kansas Legislature, 1983-1994. Executive director Kansas Families for Kids, 1994-1997.
Mayor City of Topeka, 1997-2001. President Central National Bank, 2001—2003. Secretary of revenue State of Kansas, since 2003.
Chair Multistate Tax Commission. Vice president Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board.
Member Health Planning Review Commission, Topeka, 1984-1985. National board Girl Scouts United States of America. Member Topeka Association Human Service Executives (president 1981-1983), Topekans for Educational Involvement (president 1979-1982), Women's Political Caucus (state chair).
Married William O. Wagnon Junior, June 4, 1964. Children: Jack, William O. III.