Barton School Accepting Nominations for “Beyond” Hall of Fame 2026 Inductees

The Barton School of Business at Wichita State University is poised to host its esteemed “Beyond” Hall of Fame 2026, dedicated to recognizing, honoring, and celebrating industry executives and business leaders who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to their communities and the advancement of the Barton School. The illustrious inductees of the inaugural Hall of Fame in 2024 were Frank Barton, Clark Bastian, and Fran Jabara. Nominations for this prestigious event's next group of inductees are being welcomed until Friday, May 10, 2024.

“The Barton School has been shaped by countless luminaries. This recognition stands as our heartfelt tribute to their remarkable achievements and profound impact. Each inductee serves as a beacon of inspiration to us all,” remarked Dr. Larisa Genin, Dean of the Barton School.

The “Beyond” Hall of Fame 2026 crowning event will take place on February 21, 2026, at the celebrated Mark Arts in Wichita, Kansas.  This spectacular event coincides with the Barton School’s 100th centennial celebration, promising an evening of unparalleled grandeur and significance!

Nominations for the 2026 Business Hall of Fame inductees are currently open. If you are aware of individuals whose contributions have left a lasting impression on the Barton School, we encourage you to submit your nominations to by May 10, 2024. Please include the nominee’s name, title, company affiliation, a brief rationale for the nomination, along with the nominator’s name and contact information.

Join us as we commemorate excellence, inspire greatness, and forge lasting legacies at the “Beyond” Hall of Fame 2026. Let us come together to celebrate the transformative power of vision, leadership, and dedication within our Barton School community.