D.W. Acker roams the halls of this venerable barn on an almost daily basis. Head women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson gives him high-fives, secretaries give him hugs, and locked doors pop right open with Acker’s powerful access code. Yet even Acker can’t quite pinpoint the word to describe what hangs from this Cradle of Champions
For the last two decades, Scott Harris has headed KU’s debate program, one of the most celebrated in the country with five National Debate Tournament championships and 14 Final Four appearances. Harris, who just assumed the presidency of the American Forensic Association, has coached three of those Final Four teams and one National Championship team, in 2009.
Bernie Kish has had a number of careers in his life. He was an officer in the U.S. Army, director of Kansas University ticket operations and the regional coordinator for the College Football Hall of Fame. It wasn’t until 2005 that Kish started his career doing what he first set out to do when he attended college at Indiana University of Pennsylvania: teach.
Mark Algren has spent about half of his 30 years in education in the Middle East. As director of Kansas University’s Applied English Center, Algren now travels the world to boost KU recruitment.
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