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Memorial created through WSU Foundation to honor John Bardo
WSU President John Bardo

Friends, family and colleagues of WSU President John Bardo are invited to contribute to a memorial fund created in his honor to support a scholarship named for his wife. Dr. Bardo died March 12 at the age of 70.

The Deborah J. Bardo Scholarship is given annually to an incoming freshman with financial need, with children of WSU faculty or staff the preferred recipients. The Bardos created the scholarship in 2012, their first year as president and first lady at Wichita State, and it was their philanthropic priority in the years that followed.

Donations to the scholarship may be made online at

Funeral services for Dr. Bardo will be private, but a public Celebration of Life will be held this spring on campus, with details to come.