Baker welcomes four new administrators to support enrollment, marketing and communications, and academics. Each brings valuable skills and leadership experience in higher education. Kylie Williamson Director of Admissions for the College of Arts and Sciences In May 2021, Kylie Williamson began her role leading the Office of Admissions in recruiting students to the Baldwin City campus. She comes to Baker ...

Phase I of the Athletic Capital Cornerstone Project is well underway. The project includes renovations to the softball and baseball fields, an indoor training facility with bathrooms and concessions, and a new field specifically for soccer and for lacrosse when it is added. The track and field facilities will include new areas for throwing events and a resurfaced track. The ...

On November 11, the Primary Text program held its first Swogger Literary Salon with “ ‘Thou Mayest’: John Steinbeck’s Life, Work, and the Use of Hebrew in East of Eden.” Dr. Nicholaus Pumphrey, associate professor of religious studies, led a discussion on Steinbeck’s life and work, with a special focus on the role of religion in his acclaimed novel. The ...

September – November Carl Anderson, ’59, Delta Tau Delta, 84, October 1, 2021, Leawood, Kansas. Mary C. Bucholtz, ’52, 89, September 10, 2021, Bentonville, Arkansas. Joan Stadel Coffey, former student, 91, October 11, 2021, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Robert Coles, ’66, 77, September 15, 2021, Payson, Arizona. Betty Louise Craig, former student, 95, November 20, 2021, Topeka, Kansas. Roger Elliott, ’71, Sigma ...

September – November 1950s Ruth Ann (Yocum) Nutt, ’50, turned 100 years old in November. Her husband, Don, ’50, turned 100 earlier in 2021. 1970s Les Morrison, ’78, retired from the Kansas City VA Medical Center. While at Baker, Les and other biology students were part of the search committee that brought Dr. Roger Boyd, ’69, and Dr. Calvin Cink ...

Combining his passion for basketball and numbers, Samer Jassar, ’13, has had an up close and personal view of the Milwaukee Bucks’ run to the NBA championship. The Baker University graduate and former Wildcat basketball player is in his second season as director of basketball strategy and analytics for the NBA champions. The Bucks defeated the Phoenix Suns in Game ...