According to an announcement by Danny Anderson, dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, this annual award was endowed in 1998 by Drs. Don and Tammy Steeples to honor Don’s parents, Wally and Marie Steeples.
The accolade recognizes faculty who provide significant service to the people of Kansas as a purposeful extension of their teaching and research.
RedTire, a KU entrepreneurship program that pairs retiring small business owners with successors, of which he created, finalized its first official match in February, in Junction City, Kansas.
Read his faculty profile for more information on KU entrepreneurship programs.