David J. Adkins, an Overland Park alumnus of Kansas University, has committed more than $34,000 to the Kansas University Endowment Association for the eventual benefit of KU's School of Law.
The gift, being developed through life insurance, will establish the unrestricted David J. Adkins Fund in Law to support the Law School and its faculty, staff and students according to recommendations by the school's dean.
Adkins received his KU bachelor's degree in political science in 1983 and his law degree in 1986. He has spent the past three years as an associate with the Prairie Village law firm of Bennett, Lytle, Wetzler, Winn and Martin.
Before becoming KU student body president in 1982, Adkins served as freshman class president during the 1979-80 school year. In 1981 he was one of only 79 college students from the United States and its territories to receive the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship. He was the first KU student to receive the award. From 1983 to 1984, he served as president of the KU Memorial Union Corp. board of directors.
His gift has been included in Campaign Kansas, KU's fund drive to raise $177 million by 1992.