Thursday, July 18, 2013

Late dean, husband leave $10 million gift for KU, Med Center

The Lawrence Journal-World

KANSAS CITY, KAN. --- A Kansas University Medical Center dean and her husband left a $10 million gift to KU after they died last year, the KU Endowment Association announced today.

The gift is from the estate of Stata Norton Ringle, a former dean of the School of Allied Health (now the School of Health Professions) at KUMC, and her husband, David Ringle. Stata Ringle was a faculty member and administrator at KUMC from 1962 to 1990.

The funds will be split between the Medical Center and the KU Lawrence campus, providing scholarships for students in the School of Health Professions and supplying acquisition and maintenance funds for libraries on both campuses.

Strata and David, who worked as a research physiologist for the Midwest Research Institute, were married for 62 years. They died about three months apart in 2012. They lived in Leawood.