Former housing director honored

Kenneth L. Stoner, former director of the Department of Student Housing, was awarded the 2011 Parthenon Award by the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International.

He received the award based on his continued contributions to the collegiate housing profession. Stoner’s wife, Ruth Stoner, remains a member of the KU community in the office of the KU Vice Provost for Student Success.

The Parthenon Award is the ACUHO-I Foundation’s most prestigious award, recognizing supreme achievement in the profession, outstanding service, leadership, and contributions to the field of student housing. Stoner was recognized at a reception held last month at the 2011 ACUHO-I Annual Conference & Exposition in New Orleans.

Stoner is a native of Garden City and was director of the KU Department of Student Housing from 1985 to 2006. Previously, he was associate director of housing at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. After serving as KU’s housing director, he returned to Tennessee in 2006 and is now associate vice chancellor of student affairs at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Stoner served as president of the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International in 1989-90.