Carol Konek Legacy Award


Wichita State University first offered Women’s Studies classes in 1971, making it the second oldest program in the United States. The Board of Regents approved the BA in Women’s Studies in 1976 and established the Center for Women’s Studies in 1978. Carol Konek co-founded the program with Dorothy Walters, Sally Kitch, and Annette TenElsof. In addition to developing and teaching numerous Women’s Studies classes throughout her career, Carole served as associate dean of Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. During her long service at WSU, Carol guided students to connect their personal lives with the larger political forces in the world. She was recognized as an exemplary community activist, civic leader, and feminist, both on campus and throughout the state.


Applications due Friday, March 1, 2024! Click on the links above to find out more about Konek, the award, and how to apply!

For more information of if you have questions, please contact Robin Henry,