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Board of Trustees honors Bakers

May 26, 2011

The Ohio Northern University Board of Trustees established the Dr. Kendall L. Baker, President Emeritus, and Mrs. Toby Baker Endowed Scholarship in a board resolution presented May 20. Recipients of these scholarship funds will be known as “Baker Scholars.”

In the amount of $1 million, the scholarship will be established at the conclusion of The Campaign for Ohio Northern University’s Tomorrow.

Dr. Kendall Baker, who also was granted the honorary title of president emeritus Ohio Northern University, will retire from ONU on July 1 after 12 years of service.

“Dr. Baker and Toby have given a selfless 12 years to the University, and we wanted to recognize their tireless devotion, commitment, enthusiasm and vision to ONU with these honors,” said Robert Smith, chairman of ONU’s Board of Trustees.

 In addition to the endowed scholarship, the board awarded the Bakers with ONU’s recognition medals for their tireless service to ONU and its students.

Finally, the ONU Board of Trustees established that the area on ONU’s campus that was developed during the Baker presidency will be known as “Baker Commons.” Located primarily in the southwest quadrant of the campus, this area includes the Dicke House, Stadium View Apartments, Klondike’s Den, Polar Place, Dial-Roberson Stadium, the Remington Walk, Northern Commons and the Affinity Village.

Dr. Baker said, “We are tremendously humbled by these honors and have been privileged to work at ONU for 12 years. We are grateful to the board and the ONU community for their support, and we will always consider ONU a major part of our life.”

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