BALDWIN CITY, Kan. (AP) A couple from Wyoming has given $1.6 million to Baker University in Baldwin City.
Baker University announced the gift Monday from Ross and Christine Hartley, of Jackson Hole, Wyo. Ross Hartley is a Baker alumnus who co-founded NIC Inc., an electronic government services company.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports the money will bring Baker University close to its $10.3 million goal to fund a renovation and expansion of Mulvane Hall.
The new 9,000-square-foot addition will be renamed Ross and Christine Hartley Hall.
The Hartleys are natives of Baxter Springs. They have previously donated $1 million to Baker to a library renovation project and founded the first endowed professorship at the Kansas University School of Nursing.