Archive for Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Six honored as KU Women’s Hall of Fame inductees

April 5, 2011


Six Kansas University administrators and alumni have been honored as inductees into KU’s Women’s Hall of Fame.

The 2011 inductees are:

• Sheila Bair, chairwoman of the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. She earned a bachelor’s degree and a law degree from KU.

• Gloria Farha Flentje, senior vice president of Spirit AeroSystems, a Wichita-based international firm with more than 13,000 employees. She earned a bachelor’s degree from KU.

• Lynn Bretz, KU’s director of university communications. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from KU.

• Hannah Britton, the director of the Center for International Political Research at KU’s Institute for Policy and Social Research. She has been a member of the KU faculty since 2005.

• Katherine Rose-Mockry, program director of the Emily Taylor Women’s Resource Center at KU. She earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from KU.

• Patricia A. Thomas, associate dean for cultural enhancement and diversity at KU Medical Center. She earned a master’s degree from KU and has been on the faculty at KUMC since 1997.


booklover2 6 years, 9 months ago

This is an impressive group of inductees. Congratulations to these extraordinary women.

Shardwurm 6 years, 9 months ago

Why is there a 'Women's Hall of Fame'? I think it's a little insulting that they have their own.

Why not just the 'KU Hall of Fame'? Seems like we should be past caring what gender someone is. Are we clapping because a poor little weak woman did something impressive? I think not. I'm guessing a 'KU Men's Hall of Fame' wouldn't go over very well either.

Drop the 'Women's' and consolidate. We shouldn't care what gender, race, or religion someone is - and I think enough time has passed that we don't need to identify someone in that way. They are there because they did something special...not because they are a woman who did something special - that just doesn't seem right.

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