financial officer for Fulton State Hospital
and an adjunct faculty member at William Woods University, is the first
recipient of the newly created Graduate College
Distinguished Professor Award.
faculty member for WWU’s master of business administration program for 15
years. This spring was a
special time for Lyle as he was chosen as commencement speaker for the Graduate College .
outstanding teaching and service to the university’s Graduate College. The
award will be
presented each year to an
adjunct or full-time employee
teaching in one of the
programs offered through the Graduate College.
organizational behavior, managerial ethics, entrepreneurship, health care
emphasis courses and the Capstone courses.
Distinguished Professor Award
recipient was Ken Lyle,” Dr. Michael
Westerfield, vice president
and dean of the Graduate College, said.
genuine concern for students are reasons that exemplify
what WWU desires in those
teaching in our programs.
His business leadership and community involvement are noteworthy, making
him an obvious choice as our first
Liberty, Missouri, with
a bachelor’s degree in philosophy
and psychology, and went on to earn master’s degrees in counseling psychology
of Mental Health. Working in Jefferson City, he was a state-level planner,
establishing plans for hospital capacity, forensic services and specialized
children’s services. He also designed a statewide Medicaid program tailored to
serve the needs of the severely mentally ill in Missouri.
Fulton State Hospital, the department’s flagship facility.