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 ...

Alumni Social | September 15, 2021 Strang Hall, Downtown Overland Park, Kansas It was a perfect evening, and the courtyard of Strang Hall was the perfect place for our first in-person Alumni Social in over a year. Alumni Legacy Brunch | September 20, 2021 Alumni Center This fall we enjoyed our largest turnout since our first Legacy Brunch in 2013. ...

One of the biggest benefits Baker University offers students is the opportunities it affords off campus, Assistant Professor of Mathematics Dr. William Duncan, ’12, said. Studying abroad. Internships. Travel interterms. Duncan did it all while at Baker, and now he’s part of creating those types of opportunities for other Baker students. “It is so important for students to go forth, ...

Inspired by her 11-year-old daughter’s passion for a sport that lacked sporting gear for girls, Deb Tompkins North, ’93, was on a mission to create a company to empower young female athletes brave enough to compete in male-dominated sports. A year ago during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 1993 Baker University graduate founded YES! Athletics primarily to ...

In 2019, the interterm course Coloring Our World, taught by Dean of Students Cassy Bailey, included a final project of designing a mural. “The students and their energy are the best part of teaching any course,” Dr. Bailey said. “Also, I loved seeing their creativity. For students who do not consider themselves to be an artist, they have so much ...

Before joining the faculty at Baker University, Narbeli Galindo spent most of her working life in the corporate world. She most recently served as the director of international affairs and trade for the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, Missouri, appointed by then-Mayor Sly James to promote the city as an economic development player worldwide. She also worked nationally and ...

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 ...

A longtime advocate of creating opportunities for faculty members to enhance their educational and leadership skills, former Baker University School of Nursing Dean Kathleen L. Harr has established an endowed fund for SON faculty development.   Harr, the school’s nursing dean from 1997 until her retirement in 2015, contributed $13,000 for the fund that will provide resources that ensure faculty members continue to grow in academic nursing.   ...