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KU School of Education & Human Sciences Honor Roll

For more than 100 years, the University of Kansas has been the beneficiary of financial contributions from alumni, faculty, staff and friends.

This collective philanthropy has established a host of funds for scholarships, professorships, lectureships and program support for deans, faculty, staff, and students. Our Honor Roll recognizes the names of those individuals alive today whose generosity has made an indelible impact on the past, present, and future of the School of Education & Human Sciences.


Watkins Society Members

The individuals listed below are members of the Watkins Society that honors those individuals who have developed an estate plan or other deferred gift arrangement with KU Endowment that will ultimately benefit the School of Education & Human Sciences. The Watkins Society memorializes Elizabeth M. Watkins who was one of the university’s earliest philanthropists. Her foresight in estate planning inspired generations of contributors to KU.


The planned gifts from these estate donors will establish future professorships, scholarships, and unrestricted program support. The School of Education & Human Sciences gratefully recognizes these individuals for their generosity.

  • Barbara Mills Adam & P.J. Adam
  • Judy Geisendorf Adams
  • Colleen Andreas
  • Jean Baldwin
  • Donna D. Ballenger
  • Mark K. Bear
  • Richard A. & Judy Billings
  • Thomas H. & Joan S. Black
  • Drew & Joanne R. Bodner
  • Col. Rick L. & Mary E. Campise
  • Jesse L. Carney
  • Jack E. Casper Jr. & Martha A. Greene
  • Fran K. Casperson
  • Kirby D. Clark
  • Joel A. & Donna L. Colbert, Ed.D.
  • Gerald A. & Jane Ellis Colwell
  • Calvin C. & Sharon Henson Cormack, Ed.D.
  • Michael L. & Marsha A. Costigan
  • Melanie Poor Cottam
  • T. S. & Alice M. Dibble
  • Daryl & Michelle Eckman, Lindsey N. Smith
  • Carol B. & Jeffrey O. Ellis
  • M. Virginia Epps, Ph.D.
  • Carol E. Friend
  • Ralph D. & Martha A. Gage, Ph.D.
  • Larry R. & Maureen V. Gamble
  • John D. & Anna Halverhout Greiner
  • Chris & Paula M. Hahn
  • Mary Anne & Gordon Halldin
  • Judith Mohri Hansan
  • Dixie D. Harrison, Ed.D.
  • Patricia O'Neil Hattaway
  • Ann Johnson Havenhill
  • Harold Haver
  • Capt. Phil R. Hawkins
  • Charles L. & Dorothy L. Hedrick
  • Judy W. Heller
  • DeAnna L. Hensley
  • Robert R. & Jane S. Hopkins
  • Michael P. Humberd & Lisa K. Dickson-Humberd
  • Craig L. Jackson, Jr.
  • Shelly J. London and Larry Kanter
  • Lloyd R. & Linda E. Kinnison Jr., Ed.D
  • Kenneth R. Klamm, Ph.D.
  • Carol J. & David S. Kyner, Ph.D.
  • Joseph L. & Jennifer Putnam Kyner
  • Elizabeth MacGowan Lavery
  • James W. & Rose Mary Lichtenberg
  • L. Marlene Mawson, Ph.D.
  • Lucy J. McAllister, Ph.D.
  • James R. McElfresh
  • Edward L. & Marie Meyen
  • Dennis F. Michaelis, Ph.D.
  • Linda Karen Miller, Ph.D.
  • Barbara Nash Mills, Ed.D
  • Kala A. Musick
  • Mary A. Norfleet, Ph.D.
  • Wayne H. Osness, Ph.D.
  • Dolores Lindholm and Edison B. Parker III
  • William H. & Joanna Shrader Panning, PhD.
  • The Hon. Joe & Diana Carlin Pierron, Ph.D.
  • Michael G. & Ann W. Porter, Ed.D.
  • Garry R. & Mindy Pottruck
  • James A. (Ph.D.) & Nang Lao Rives, Ph.D,
  • Billie K. & Tony J. Rollins, Ph.D.
  • Steven L. & Doncella Klamm Robertson
  • Gary D. Schmedemann, Ed.D.
  • Jacqueline I. Snyder, Ed.D.
  • Peter W. & Dana McDaneld Steinwart
  • Gene W. & Linda Beurmann Stubbs
  • Charles R. Swyers
  • Mary Beth Taticek
  • Glenda C. Torkelson
  • Jeffery B. & Mary H. Weinberg
  • Kevin A. Welch & Anita Lundy Welch, Ph.D.
  • Frank J. & Helen Wewers
  • Dave & Ellen M. White
  • Delbert L. & Barbara Ossian Williamson
  • Edward M. Wolpert, Ed.D. & Beth Roberts
  • John J. & Sharon L. Zoellner, Ph.D.

Deans Club Lifetime Ambassadors

The individuals listed below have made gifts of $250,000 and above over their lifetime. These contributions have created distinguished professorships, established endowed scholarships and provided program support for students, deans, faculty, and academic units. The School of Education & Human Sciences gratefully recognizes these individuals for their generosity.

  • Gretchen Budig
  • Harold G. Haver
  • Daniel L. Schriner and Sally A. Hare-Schriner
  • Delbert L. and Barbara Ossian Williamson
  • John H. Tietze Foundation Trust

Deans Club Lifetime Benefactors

The individuals listed below have made gifts of $100,000 and above over their lifetime. These contributions have established endowed and expendable scholarships and awards, underwritten lecture series and provided unrestricted support for students, deans, faculty, and academic units.  The School of Education & Human Sciences gratefully recognizes these individuals for their generosity.

  • Sarah J. and William R. Clark
  • Thomas W. and Dorothy Brown Childers
  • Nolen M. and Carole L. Ellison
  • Harry T. and Becky G. Gibson
  • Howard M. and Judy Nordstrom Johnson
  • George A. and Kari K. Lottes
  • L. Marlene Mawson
  • J. Gary and Joann Watkins McEachen
  • Anne Hamilton Meyn
  • Sidney S. Micek
  • Kala A. Musick
  • Stacy Davis and William H. Pratt
  • Roger A. and Lian Goei Rajewski
  • Dan M. and Nicole M. Sabatini
  • Frank C. and Judith Sabatini
  • Vicki J. Secrest
  • Gene W. and Linda Beurmann Stubbs
  • F. Wayne and Judith A. Swartz
  • Kurt D. and Sue Watson
  • Carol King Whelan
  • Fred S. and Anne Proctor Williams
  • Edward M. Wolpert
  • Mark E. and Anne Crump Jarboe
  • AT&T Foundation
  • Sabatini Family Foundation
  • National Math & Science Initiative
  • New Profit Inc.

Deans Club Lifetime Patrons

The individuals listed below have made gifts of $25,000 and above over their lifetime. These contributions have established endowed and expendable scholarships and awards, underwritten lecture series, and provided unrestricted program support for students, deans, faculty and academic units. The School of Education & Human Sciences gratefully recognizes these individuals for their generosity.

  • Eva Phelan Alley
  • Sylvia Mahon Allgaier
  • Jerry D. Bailey and Barbara A. Huppee
  • Jean Baldwin
  • Hannah J. and James R. Barrett
  • Mark K. and Kathy Roberts Batenic
  • Samuel R. and Kathleen Alexander Bell
  • Richard A. and Judy Howard Billings
  • Roger P. and Marilyn Foster Borel
  • Carolyn Cromb and Donald R. Brada Sr.
  • Lois Plank Capps
  • Joel A. and Donna L. Colbert
  • Harold W. and Rebecca Herold Collier
  • Suzanne L. Collins
  • Douglas H. Dean
  • T. S. and Alice M. Dibble
  • Jeffrey O. and Carol Lynne B. Ellis
  • Stephen A. English
  • Wayne W. and Joyce D. Fick
  • Carol E. Friend
  • Rick Ginsberg and Lauri Herrmann-Ginsberg
  • Judith Taylor Grant
  • Barry D. and Cynthia Zedler Halpern
  • Richard R. and Karen A. Hargrove
  • Charles L. and Dorothy L. Hedrick
  • Martha Olson Hein
  • Michael P. Humberd and Lisa K. Dickson-Humberd
  • Fran O'Brien and William C. Johnson Jr.
  • Cherie A. Jones and Michael S. Johnson
  • Douglas A. Kern
  • David S. and Carol J. Kyner
  • Kenyon S. Latham Jr.
  • Maryann Love
  • Angela Lumpkin
  • Kenneth A. and Sheila A. Martinez
  • Richard E. McEachen
  • John M. and Melanie A. McMillion
  • Edward L. and Marie Meyen
  • David A. and Julie Updegraff Mikols
  • Mollie A. Mitchell and John R. Wilson
  • Douglas L. Murphy
  • Janice Bannon and Fielding L. Norton Jr.
  • Lori Sommer and Fielding L. Norton, III
  • Wayne H. Osness
  • Mike and Maureen C. Parks
  • Carolyn J. and Charles W. Pauls
  • Neil & Sherrie Scogin Perkins
  • Norma Plumley
  • Kathryn Wohlford and William D. Pollard
  • Garry R. and Mindy Pottruck
  • Nang M. and James A. Rives
  • John A. Rodgers
  • Barbara S. and Haven B. Rolander
  • Nancy Eckert and Clyde A. Selleck, III
  • James F. and Phyllis A. Shoemake
  • Richard L. Sias
  • Dolores R. Slyter
  • Cathleen Chandler and David A. Stevenson
  • Pamela Stone and Ray B. Stroup Jr.
  • Nancy Reifel Swords
  • Julie Fern and Fredrick J. Thatcher
  • Mary F. Ventura and Randy L. Sedlacek
  • Patricia J. and Vincent J. Vigorita
  • Ramon F. and Sandra Ackerman Villarreal
  • Wilson G. & Marsha E. Weisert
  • Action Designs, Inc.
  • Ford Foundation
  • Kansas Speedway
  • LMI Aerospace, Inc.
  • Love Publishing Company
  • Riss Intermodal Corporation
  • Sherman Family Foundation

All inquiries regarding the information contained in this Honor Roll should be directed to the KU Endowment by contacting its representatives Kristin Shore, Associate Development Director of Gift Planning or Chris Hepp, Director of Development for the School of Education & Human Sciences.