Vote for Old Foundation Building Name
Construction of the new Foundation building and purchase of the Foundation tower by the university has provided an opportunity to rename the Kansas State University building on Anderson Avenue. Of the naming recommendations received, the working group has selected four names for final consideration. Please review the naming recommendations and cast a vote for your favorite name.
This building previously housed the KSU Foundation and is part of university history.
Elizabeth Unger served the university for 46 years as a professor, researcher, and administrator in the areas of computer science, statistics, distance education, and information technology. Dr. Unger accepted the dual position of Vice Provost for Academic Services and Technology and Dean of Continuing Education in 1994. Her vision was instrumental in the development of Information Technology Services and many milestones were achieved under her leadership. Dr. Unger is a pioneer in the field of computer and information technology and a strong role model for women in leadership and technology.
Veryl Switzer is a native Kansan, a Kansas Hall of Fame athlete, a veteran, and an educational professional. Switzer earned three All-American honors as a running back and defensive back at K-State. In 1954, he was selected in the fourth round of the NFL draft by the Green Bay Packers. He eventually returned to K-State and served in a variety of administrative and athletic department positions, including assistant dean of student affairs and assistant director of athletics. Switzer has been closely involved with diversity initiatives on the K-State campus and has remained connected to students through mentoring.
Thomas Will served as President of Kansas State Agriculture College during the progressive period of 1897-1899. During his two year tenure, Will appointed the first cluster of Ph.D's to the faculty, introduced the dairy course and, established a bookstore, dining hall, and an engineering program. Will is one of two former presidents that does not have a building named after him.
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